Seven against Thebes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who solves the Riddle of the Spinx?

2. The Chorus of Women represents ___________.

3. What is the original language of the play "Seven Against Thebes?"

4. What type of violation is used to describe women being treated like treasures?

5. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ his mother.

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theme of possession and control shown in part 2?

2. How is the sense of sound used in part 2?

3. Why does Eteocles say he is so angry with the Chorus in the beginning of part 2?

4. Why does Eteocles make the Chorus change the way they pray? What was the Chorus praying about? What does Eteocles suggest the Chorus pray for?

5. According to the Chorus, how are old women and young virgins equal victims for the attacking army?

6. Describe the relationship between Eteocles and Polyneices.

7. What is the significance of the attacking general Eteoklos, having a name that is similar to Eteocles?

8. What is the significance of Amphiaraos' shield?

9. Compare and contrast men and women's views of battle.

10. Why do you think the death of Eteocles and Polyneices is referred to as an "occassion for both rejoicing and weeping"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the power of law represented in Seven Against Thebes. What power and limitations exists within the legal system? How do these laws directly affect Antigone?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the idea of family loyalty as viewed by Antigone to that of Eteocles.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance and the usage of imagery throughout the play Seven Against Thebes.

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