Seven against Thebes Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the fire-breathing monster on the 4th general's shield?
(a) Ox.
(b) Spinx.
(c) Dragon.
(d) Typhon.

2. Eteocles' refusal to respect his agreement with Polyneices indicates his desire to ___________.
(a) Disown his brother.
(b) Have world domination.
(c) Anger his brother.
(d) Possess and control the city.

3. Who exclaims, "Their breasts exposed to the conqueror's view?"
(a) The Chorus.
(b) Eteocles.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) King of Argos.

4. Who is the goddess of justice?
(a) Antigone.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Aktor.
(d) Dike.

5. Why is Tydeus forbidden to cross the river?
(a) He doesn't have a ship.
(b) The omens aren't good.
(c) It's against his religion.
(d) He can't swim.

6. Eteocles reaction was so extreme to whom because of his angry determination to save and protect the city?
(a) Polyneices.
(b) King of Argos.
(c) His army.
(d) The women.

7. What does the Chorus do when they hear the sounds of attack from outside the walls?
(a) They hide their children.
(b) They run away.
(c) They panic.
(d) They go tell Eteocles.

8. Who does Eteocle appoint as the last and head general?
(a) Polyneices.
(b) Himself.
(c) A blacksmith.
(d) Antigone.

9. Traditionally, women are more concerned with _________.
(a) Raising the children.
(b) Their appearance.
(c) Their social standing.
(d) What happens after the battle.

10. Scout describes all of the following, in the beginning of part 3, to Eteocles except:
(a) Each of the enemy generals.
(b) The emblem on the enemy general's shield.
(c) The type of horses the armies are riding on.
(d) Which gate each enemy general is set to attack.

11. How many generals does Eteocle plan to appoint to face their enemies?
(a) 9.
(b) 7.
(c) 10.
(d) 6.

12. The theme of the play is based on what two stories?
(a) Laius and Oedipus.
(b) Eteocles and Polyneices.
(c) Oedipus and Polyneices.
(d) Oedipus and Eteocles.

13. The principle contrast in Part 2 is between what two objects?
(a) Tastes.
(b) Noise.
(c) Animals.
(d) Smell.

14. Who says, "When they are brave, they are insolent and intolerable, and when they are frightened, they are rash and dangerous?"
(a) Eteocles.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Eteocles' soldiers.
(d) Polyneices.

15. "White haired" women, "housewives," and young virgins are all described to be ___________.
(a) Equal culprits.
(b) Equal beings.
(c) Equal victims.
(d) Equal criminals.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Chorus briefly gives in to fear and imagines what will happen to the city if what occurs?

2. What is an ode?

3. Because of Eteocles' suggestion of what the Chorus should pray about, they begin to pray about what?

4. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?

5. What term does Eteocles and the Chorus use to describe the city of Thebes?

(see the answer keys)

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