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  • Q1
    To understand fully the action of "Antigone," we must remember that it is about the ruling family of Thebes and
    a curse on their house (family)
    an ancient war between Thebes and another city
    a quarrel between rival gods
    a long tradition of tyranny and hatred of tyranny
  • Q2
    It is ironic that Teiresias can see the future because
    his own life is full of despair
    prophets and oracles were uncommon
    of his tragic marriage
    he is blind
  • Q3
    In having Creon harshly threaten and accuse a simple sentry (Scene 1), Sophocles most probably intended to
    comment on human incompetence
    show Creon as a stern ruler
    provide simple comic relief
    reveal Creon's corrupt nature
  • Q4
    Which of the following best describes the character of Ismene?
  • Q5
    Scene 3, which begins with Haimon's respect and submission to his father, ends with Haimon's
    promise to rescue Antigone
    threatening to kill his father
    decision to seize the throne of his father
    complete alienation from his father
  • Q6
    In the final scene, all of the following occur except
    Crean's removal from the throne and imprisonment
    Antigone's suicide
    Eurydice's death and curse
    Haimon's suicide
  • Q7
    Antigone does which of the following?
    Breaks the law in order to perform an act of love and respect
    Comes to the support of her fiancé in his defiance of his father
    Defies her father about a marriage, then kills herself
    Suffers punishment from the gods for breaking their laws
  • Q8
    The main argument or conflict in the play is between
    Haimon and Creon
    Creon and Antigone
    Croon and the State
    Antigone and her conscience
  • Q9
    Crean's decree that Polyneices shall not be buried is all of the following except
    Crean's way of dealing with a traitor
    popular with most Theban citizens
    rejected by Antigone as a violation of divine laws
    binding on all Theban citizens
  • Q10
    To judge from this play, Greek tragedy must be regarded as...
    a serious poetic art from concerned with religious and ethical problems
    an official means of teaching respect for Athenian government
    a forerunner of the modern mystery novel
    a way of teaching expect for one's parents
  • Q11
    Antigone's insistence upon buying her brother is because
    she had promised her earlier that she would take care of him
    she had a personal grudge against Creon, and this was her chance to defy him
    Ismene had convinced her that it was the best thing to do
    all Greeks felt strongly about the dead receiving their proper burial rites
  • Q12
    Above all, the sentry wanted Creon to think that he
    is a faithful soldier
    is the bearer of good news.
    is a humorous, good-natured guy
    had nothing to do with the burial
  • Q13
    Why does Creon change Antigone's method of punishment?
    Harmon convinces him it is best
    Antigone pleads for an easier sentence
    He can then avoid direct responsibility for her death
    Creon wishes to make it more painful for her
  • Q14
    Creon accuses Teiresias of
    accepting money for his prophecies
    trying to kill him
    burying the traitor
    trying to steal his throne
  • Q15
    Creon had to overcome his ____________ in order to finally give in

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