Ancient Greek Drama: Antigone by Sophocles Unit Test 84% Flashcard Example #82134

Which character values individual choice over submission to the state?
Antigone
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS:
The battle’s done—let’s strive now to forget
with songs and dancing all night long,
with Bacchus leading us to make Thebes shake.

Which word describes the mood this passage creates for the audience?

suspenseful
Analyze the graphic organizer below and answer the question that follows.

Which event completes the graphic organizer?

Athenian army assists Thebes
Athenian army assists rebels
Polyneices and Eteocles battle
Creon fires cannons at the rebels

Polyneices and Eteocles battle
Antigone’s death causes the audience to feel __________.
animosity toward Creon
Which situation presented during scene 2 of the play Antigone is intended to highlight the conflict between loyalty to family and civil obedience?
Ismene refuses to help her sister bury Polyneices.
Which theme do the tragic deaths of Haemon and Eurydice reveal?
The ultimate authority belongs to the gods.
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

We must remember that by birth we’re women,
and, as such, we shouldn’t fight with men.
Since those who rule are much more powerful,
we must obey in this and in events
which bring us even harsher agonies.

Which character speaks these lines?

Ismene
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 bird
who’s seen an empty nest, its fledglings gone.

What does the figurative language (used by the guard who arrests Antigone) reveal about how Antigone feels?

She is mourning.
The arrangement of plot events in a tragedy reveals __________.
the downfall of the protagonist
According to Aristotle, which characteristic is not common in a tragic character?
evil
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS:
He’s taught himself speech and wind-swift thought,
trained his feelings for communal civic life . . . .

According to the passage, what did the ancient Greek culture value?

knowledge
Which element of Greek tragedy is used to honor and worship the gods?
the paean
Creon’s tragic flaw causes him to __________.
ignore the pleas of his son
Why is Creon the antagonist in the play Antigone?
He stands between the protagonist and her goal.
The downfall of a tragic character is the result of __________.
a tragic flaw
Which thematic statement is supported by Teiresias’ character?
The gods have the ultimate authority.
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

ANTIGONE:
Without lament, without a friend,
and with no marriage song, I’m being led
in this miserable state, along my final road.

Which mood is created in the audience through Antigone’s lines and situation?

pity
According to the Chorus Leader in Antigone, who is responsible for Antigone’s arrest and punishment?
Ismene
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS LEADER:
Against our land he marched,
sent here by the warring claims
of Polyneices, with piercing screams,
an eagle flying above our land, . . . .

To what is Polyneices being compared?

an eagle
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

ANTIGONE:
I’ll do my duty to my brother—
and yours as well, if you’re not prepared to.

Which rhetorical appeal does Antigone use in an attempt to persuade Ismene to help her bury Polyneices?

pathos
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

ANTIGONE:
Don’t fear for me. Set your own fate in order.

Which character trait is revealed through these line?

courage
According to Aristotle, a great playwright does not need the element of __________.
spectacle
Sophocles uses the downfall of a tragic character to __________.
produce fear and pity in the audience
Analyze the graphic organizer below and answer the question that follows.

Which plot event completes the organizer?

Haemon argues with Creon
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CREON:
No more delay. You slaves, take them inside.
From this point on they must act like women
and have no liberty to wander off.
Even bold men run when they see Hades
coming close to them to snatch their lives.

What does the passage reveal about the ancient Greek culture?

Some believed that women should not be free.

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