Cumulative exam

Which myth is the best example of mythology used to transmit societal values and ethics? Arachne
How is theme influenced by history and culture? A society’s values and morals are reflected in the themes of its literature.
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.CHORUS LEADER:Seven captains at seven gatesmatched against seven equal warriors . . . .Which word describes the tone of the speaker? Confident
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.Guard:That’s when we saw the girl. She was shrieking—a distressing painful cry, just like a birdwho’s seen an empty nest, its fledglings gone.Which mood is created by the figurative language used in the passage? Compassionate
Astronomers these days can do the most amazing things. If someone struck a match on the Moon, they could spot the flare. From the tiniest throbs and wobbles of distant stars they can infer the size and character and even potential habitability of planets much too remote to be seen—planets so distant that it would take us half a million years in a spaceship to get there. With their radio telescopes they can capture wisps of radiation so preposterously faint that the total amount of energy collected from outside the solar system by all of them together since collecting began (in 1951) is “less than the energy of a single snowflake striking the ground,” in the words of Carl Sagan.Source: Bryson, Bill. “Welcome to the Solar System.” A Short History of Nearly Everything. New York: Broadway, 2003. 19. Print.What is the author’s main purpose in this excerpt? To instruct
Ancient Greek tragedy developed from __________ religious ceremonies
Which character in Antigone by Sophocles is both an archetypal and dynamic character? Creon
In the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, the playwright uses the death of __________ to evoke pity and fear in the audience. Antigone
Which thematic idea does the story “Subha” explore? loneliness and isolation
The rhetorical appeal of ethos relies on __________. the speaker’s credibility
Which statement is not a reason archetypes are important to understand? Archetypes vary from culture to culture and must be memorized.
Steve Gadd is known as one of the most influential drummers of all time, and he toured with Eric Clapton.What is wrong with the sentence? The ideas are not coordinate.
Source: Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. “Rumplestiltskin.” Project Gutenberg, 12 Dec. 2008. Web. 07 Mar. 2011.Which situational archetype is represented in this story? the Test or Tasks
Why is it important to make connections to texts? Doing so will increase your comprehension of the text.
An allusion is __________. a reference to a person, place, event, or thing
CREON:Anyone who’s well disposed towards our state,alive or dead, that man I will respect.Based on these lines spoken by Creon, what does he value? loyalty to state
Explain how the myth of Perseus illustrates the influence of culture and history on a work’s theme. Perseus lived in a time when society was changing. In earlier times, a leader was simply the best warrior. After defeating the enemy, a ruler’s major goal was to preserve his own rule. Perseus represents the new kind of leader, one who is more concerned with the needs of the people. Additionally, this story illustrates what happens to those who ignore the laws of their gods as well as the rewards that come to those who honor them and their laws.
How does Herbert’s use of Echo in his poem “Heaven” differ from that of the myth? In his poem “Heaven,” Herbert uses the fact that Echo can only repeat what she hears. But he uses that to change the original meaning and create a conversation. He is not really using the archetype as much as he is using it as a device to deliver his message about heaven.
In Thebes, directly in front of the royal palace, which stands in the background, its main doors facing the audience. Enter ANTIGONE leading ISMENE away from the palaceIn your own words, explain what this stage direction reveals about the characters, conflict, and theme of the play. The first scene takes place in front of the royal palace, which symbolizes the authority and power associated with government, thus supporting the conflict and theme surrounding human authority. The unspoken action associated with Antigone leading her sister away from the palace reveals Antigone’s intentions. She has already made the decision to turn her back on human authority and wishes to persuade her sister to do the same. The stage directions reveal the conflict between Antigone and the Theban government.
What is an example of the influence of Greek mythology and symbols on our culture? all of these
Explain how the conflict between familial loyalty and civil obedience is resolved, how theme is revealed through resolution, and what you can learn about the ancient Greek culture through a theme from the play Antigone. The conflict between familial loyalty and civil obedience is resolved when each of the characters ultimately chooses family over obedience to Creon. Haemon chooses Antigone when he tries to stab his father and then take his own life. Eurydice chooses her son over Creon when she takes her own life. The resolution reveals a powerful theme: Loyalty to family is more important that civil obedience. The theme sheds light on the value the ancient Greeks placed on familial relationships.
Which situation, revealed by Ismene, further complicates the plot? Antigone is engaged to Creon’s son, Haemon.

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