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. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?
(a) Laius.
(b) King of Argos.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) Polyneices.

2. Eteocles and the Chorus express themselves through which literary element?
(a) Allusion.
(b) Imagery.
(c) Personification.
(d) Irony.

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

4. What is on Parthenopaios' shield?
(a) The Typhon.
(b) The Oracle.
(c) The Spinx.
(d) The Fury.

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

6. Who represents the voice of reason and faithfulness that Eteocles should have been listening to?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Eteoklos.
(c) Kapaneus.
(d) Amphiaraos.

7. What is an ode?
(a) A poetic metaphor.
(b) A poetic foil.
(c) A poetic song.
(d) A poetic Euphony.

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

9. Who says, "The sins of the father [are] visited upon the son?"
(a) The Bible.
(b) The Spinx.
(c) The Oracle.
(d) The Fury.

10. What term does Eteocles and the Chorus use to describe the city of Thebes?
(a) Fraternal.
(b) Maternal.
(c) Mental.
(d) Material.

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

12. Who states, "if the gods [demand] evil, no man can evade it?"
(a) Polyneices.
(b) Eteocles.
(c) The Messenger.
(d) The Chorus.

13. Who does Eteocles send to face Tydeus?
(a) Melanippus.
(b) Parthenopaios.
(c) Megareus.
(d) Eteoklos.

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

15. Who represents Eteocles' own blindness and bad judgment?
(a) The mind.
(b) The Spinx.
(c) Tydeus.
(d) The soul.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Eteocles express his disgust with in Part 2 of the play?

2. What does Eteocles suggest the Chorus pray about?

3. The principle contrast in Part 2 represents traditional male and female differences in the thought about __________.

4. Who is the goddess of justice?

5. Who is the oldest and more experienced general in Eteocles' army?

(see the answer keys)

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