Antigone Unit Test

What did the chorus do in Greek theater? sing and chant
How many actors performed on stage in Classical Dramas? 3
Greek theater was invented during festivals honoring which god? Dionysus
In Greek theater, masks were used for what? They could easily be seenThey worked as a sort of megaphoneHelped the limited number of actors play different roles
Who wrote Antigone? Sophocles
Antigone is set in the Greek city of? Thebes
The parados is? The first song of the chorus
Classical drama originated in what country? Greece
Creon forbids the burying of Polyneices because Creon views him as a traitor
One thing Antigone and Creon have in common is that they are both: stubborn
Ismene refuses to help Antigone because she is: afraid of Creon and his punishment
What personality traits make Ismene an effective foil for Antigone? Ismene is passive towards Creon, Antigone is aggressive toward him
What is the theme of Ode 1, the “Ode to Man” Men are skillful and powerful, but cannot conquer death
Antigone’s father, Oedipus, is famous for: killing his father and marrying his mother
Creon suspects both the sentry and Tiresias of what? accepting bribes
Which of the following is not a motive for Antigone defying Creon? She wants to become famous and have personal glory
How does the sentry know that it was Antigone who buried Polyneices? He saw her do it
When Creon accuses Ismene of helping Antigone, Ismene claims that she is equally guilty
How does Haimon try to persuade his father to change his position? He reports that the citizens fell that Creon’s punishment is wrong
Haimon warns his father that if Antigone dies ________ another death will also occur
Haimon uses which metaphor to explain to Creon why he should not be so stubborn? a tree during a storm, that ill bend or break
Creon believes that if he changes his mind to satisfy his son, that the people of Thebes will think ___________ he is too weak to even rule his own child
How is Antigone to be put to death? (final decision) placed alive in a stone vault but given food
Antigone is compared to what as she attempts to rebury Polyneices? a mother bird
What does the Choragos tell Creon about Teiresias’ predictions? He states he cannot remember a time Tiresias has ever been wrong
What lesson does Creon learn from this experience? Creon learns that his pride destroyed his entire family
What is a paean? a song of praise
A tragic hero in Antigone is: Creon
The tragic hero’s flaw is: pride
At the end of the play, Creon is (state of being): alive
At the end of the play, Antigone is (state of being): dead by suicide
At the end of the play, Ismene is (state of being): alive
At the end of the play, Haimon is (state of being): dead by suicide
At the end of the play, Eurydice is (state of being): dead by suicide
At the end of the play, Eteocles is (state of being): dead by battle
At the end of the play, Teiresias is (state of being): alive
Who said this quote: “Anarchy, Anarchy! Show me greater evil!” Creon
Who said this quote: “I know I must die, even without your decree: I am only mortal.” Antigone
Who said this quote: “Big words are always punished, and proud men in old age learn to be wise.” Choragos
Who said this quote: “The time is not far off when you shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh.” Teirisias
Who said this quote: “The law is strong, we must give in to the law… I must yield to those in authority.” Ismene
Who said this quote: “Oedipus, father and brother!/ Your marriage strikes me from the grave to murder mine/ I have been a stranger here in my own land/ all my life/ The blasphemy of my birth has followed me.” Antigone
Who said this quote: “So lately this last flower of Oedipus’ line/ Drank the sunlight! But now a passionate word/ And a handful of dust have closed up all its beauty.” Chorus
Who said this quote: “Now you can prove yourself what you are:/ A true sister, or a traitor to your family.” Antigone

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