Antigone Final Exam

How are Antigone and Ismene related? Sisters
How did the two brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, die? They died in battle, killing each other.
What is King Creon’s decree? No one is allowed to bury Polyneices
What does Antigone plan to do? She plans to bury Polyneices
What is Ismene’s decision regarding the King’s decree? She will obey the laws of those in control; She will not help Antigone
Who is the new King of Thebes? Creon
How did the new King of Thebes claim heir to the throne? He was the most closely related by blood.
When the guard first comes to see Creon, what news does he bring? Someone has buried the body of Polyneices
How does Creon react to the news in #8? Creon thinks the guards have been bribed.
Who does the guard capture and bring before King Creon? Antigone
How did the person react when being captured by the guards? Did not care.
What reason does the person give for defying Creon’s decree? The person must follow the laws of the gods.
Who else does Creon have arrested in connection to the crime? Ismene
What is the punishment for burying Polyneices? Death
What is Haemon’s initial response when his father asks how he feels about the king’s decision to deal with the criminal? He says he will obey his father’s decision.
What does Creon say that men pray for? Obedient Children
What does Haemon tell King Creon about the people of Thebes’ allegiance to him? The people are afraid to tell him but they do not think Antigone is a criminal.
How does the city feel about Antigone’s crime? They do not think she is a criminal.
While Creon is ranting at his son, what does the king threaten to do? He threatens to kill Antigone in front of Haemon.
Describe Creon’s death sentence for Antigone. He take her down a deserted path; He will lock her in a cave; He will leave her a small amount of food.
Who does Antigone blame for her terrible misfortune? Oedipus
Who is the blind prophet who comes to speak to King Creon? Teiresias
What does the prophet claim that he heard which frightened him? He heard birds screaming.
What does the prophet claim to be the cause of the gods’ reaction to their offering? Creon allowing animals to eat Polyneices.
What does the prophet claim can be done to repair the evil performed against the gods? Bury Polyneices and release Antigone.
What is King Creon’s reaction to Teiresias’ message? Creon becomes angry and refuses to agree.
What is it that Creon claims all prophets love? Gold
What warning does Teiresias give to King Creon if he refused to heed the prophecies? He will be punished by paying back a corpse for a corpse.
What advice does the Chorus give King Creon once Teiresias leaves? He should free Antigone; He should listen to Teiresias.
How does King Creon react to the advice of the Chorus? He admits he is wrong and will set Antigone free.
Who does the messenger claim is “a walking dead man”? Creon
Who is Eurydice? Haemon’s mother; Creon’s wife
What did King Creon and the messenger do as soon as they finished their task regarding Polyneices? Went to free Antigone
What did Creon see when he went into the cave? Haemon crying; Antigone dead; Haemon holding Antigone
What was Haemon’s reaction when Creon entered the cave? Haemon spat at Creon; Haemon tried to attack his father; Haemon drew his sword; Haemon killed himself.
What happened after the messenger relayed the news about Haemon and Antigone to Eurydice? She killed herself.
What does the Chorus claim is always punished by the gods? Pride
Who was the author of Antigone? Sophocles
For I know well our country is a ship which keeps us safe…What literary device is being used? Metaphor
She was shrieking – a distressing painful cry, just like a bird who’s seen an empty nest…What literary device is being used? Simile
… and crashes headlong on the cliffs, which scream in pain against the wind.What literary device is being used? Personification
No immortal god escapes from you, nor any man who lives but a day.What literary device is being used? Hyperbole
Oh my tomb and my bridal chamber-What literary device is being used? Metaphor
By the end of the story, which characters die? Antigone; Haemon; Eurydice
At the end of the story, who is left alive? Tiresias; Creon; Ismene

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