Review for Antigone Final Test

January 22, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Character Matching (8-10 questions) Multiple Choice (5-10 questions) Short Answer (5 questions, 2 pts. each) Vocabulary (10 words) Open-Ended Response (1 paragraph)

45 total points (STUDY)

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Haimon Antigone Eurydice Creon Teiresias Choragos Niobe Oedipus

Is Haimon in complete agreement with his father’s decision to execute Antigone? Explain. Why is Creon intent on harshly punishing, even his own family members, all those who break the law? What does Haimon tell King Creon about the people of Thebes’ allegiance to him?

To who’s fate does Antigone compare her own? Who does Antigone blame for her terrible misfortune? What does the blind prophet claim happens that bothers him (2 things)? What does the blind prophet claim MUST be done to repair the evil against the gods?

What advice does the Choragos give Creon once the blind prophet leaves? Who does the messenger in the last scene claim is “a walking dead man”? What were Creon and the messenger doing when they prayed to Hecate and Pluto? What did King Creon and the messenger do as soon as they finished their tasks regarding Polyneices?

What does Creon see when he looks into the tomb at the end? Explain how the following people die Antigone  Haimon  Eurydice 

Why does Sophocles not have Creon die at the end of the play?

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Astray Subordinate Vigil Vile Wretched Lamentation Brazen Gale

tormented blasphemy transgress augury entrails glut citadel barrow

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Theme-related: what is the point of the play? Consider the characters Antigone and Creon and what we’re supposed to learn from them. Standing up for what you believe in.  Your fate is predetermined.  Power can corrupt and blind people to truth and reason.  Family loyalty is more important than any authority. 

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