Seven against Thebes Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an ode?

2. Who is the third general described as leading a cavalry of horses, which makes an arrogant, inhuman noise?

3. Eteocles reaction was so extreme to whom because of his angry determination to save and protect the city?

4. What literary form does the Chorus use to describe the destruction and violation of the city's moral?

5. Who exclaims, "Their breasts exposed to the conqueror's view?"

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of: King Laius, King Oedipus, and King Eteocles.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of the Oracle of Apollo to the relationship between Lauis and Oedipus.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and analyze the following quote, "The grief for kindred is the bond and link of mankind, common to all, unchanging." Who spoke these words and do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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