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. Who is Tydeus?

2. Men see the act of combat as _________.

3. How many generals does Eteocle plan to appoint to face their enemies?

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

5. The Chorus uses all of the following likening the destruction and violation of the city to the destruction and violation of a woman except:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other, it is said that the curse is destroyed and the city of Thebes would prosper again. Why would this be ironic to the Greek audience at that time?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Would you classify Eteocles as an honorable king or a family traitor? Give examples to support your opinion.

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