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. Who is the fourth general the Scout describes as constantly shouting out his war cry and acting almost insane with blood lust?
(a) Megareus.
(b) Parthenopaios.
(c) Hippomedon.
(d) Melanippus.

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

3. Who represents the way that Eteocles has followed his own will which he honors more than he honors the will of the gods?
(a) Kapaneus.
(b) Amphiaraos.
(c) Parthenopaios.
(d) Polyneices.

4. Because of Eteocles' suggestion of what the Chorus should pray about, they begin to pray about what?
(a) That the war will end before the walls are penetrated.
(b) That they will escape before the walls are penetrated.
(c) That they will die before the walls are penetrated.
(d) That the war will be faught away from the walls.

5. Who promises to "bring this man [Polyneices] to his harbor, and he shall enjoy his father's city?"
(a) Antigone.
(b) Aktor.
(c) Dike.
(d) Ismene.

6. What imagery does the Chorus use to illustrate the situation of Eteocles and his family?
(a) The throne.
(b) A ship.
(c) The ocean.
(d) The waves.

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

8. What does Eteocles suggest the Chorus pray about?
(a) That his army will grow.
(b) That the walls remain standing.
(c) That the children remain safe.
(d) That the war will end soon.

9. According to the Chorus, what are the Gods a source of?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Peace.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Hope.

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

11. Why does the Chorus say that they come to the square to pray?
(a) So the Gods will protect the women.
(b) So the Gods will protect Eteocles.
(c) So the Gods can defend their city.
(d) So the Gods can fight the enemies.

12. Who represents Eteocles' stubbornness while his shield represents Eteocles' passions?
(a) Eteoklos.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) Kapaneus.
(d) Parthenopaios.

13. Who does Eteocles accuse of bringing down the city's morale?
(a) King of Thebes.
(b) King of Argos.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) Polyneices.

14. Who does Eteocles consider a "loyal and true son of Thebes?"
(a) Amphiaraos.
(b) Hippomedon.
(c) Tydeus.
(d) Hyperbios.

15. The Chorus uses all of the following likening the destruction and violation of the city to the destruction and violation of a woman except:
(a) Moral.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Intellectual.
(d) Physical.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "The sins of the father [are] visited upon the son?"

2. Eteocles vows not to be afraid of Tydeus and does all of the following except:

3. Who urges Eteocles not to "take on the violence of your brother?"

4. Who does Eteocles promise to put in prison if they do not obey him and bravely face the danger of war?

5. What does the Chorus do when they hear the sounds of attack from outside the walls?

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