ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES : SCENE 4, ODE 4 Flashcard Example #89237

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

CHORUS:
And the hot-tempered child of Dryas,
king of the Edonians, was put in prison,
closed up in the rocks by Dionysus,
for his angry mocking of the god.

What mood does the playwright intend to evoke from the audience with this allusion?

pity
fear
joy
sadness

fear
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the statement that follows.

CHORUS:
In her brass-bound room fair Danae as well
endured her separation from the heaven’s light,
a prisoner hidden in a chamber like a tomb,
although she, too, came from a noble line.

In this passage, the playwright uses allusion to __________.

persuade Creon to change his mind
introduce a new love interest for Haemon
provide the audience with comic relief
compare Antigone’s situation with Danae’s

compare Antigone’s situation with Danae’s
What is the goal of the tragic playwright?

to honor the god Dionysus
to evoke pity and fear in the audience
to reveal a reversal of fortune from bad to good
to persuade the audience to rebel against the government

to evoke pity and fear in the audience
Analyze the graphic organizer below and answer the question that follows.

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Which action completes the graphic organizer?

Polyneices rebels against Thebes
Creon forbids the burial of Polyneices
Antigone is arrested
Haemon argues with his father

Polyneices rebels against Thebes
What is the purpose of an allusion?

to evoke an idea with minimal words
to show causal relationships
to distract the audience
to resolve conflict

to evoke an idea with minimal words
Which ancient Greek belief is revealed through the causal relationships among tragic plot events?

Greed is punishable by death.
The audience is uneducated.
Gods deserve worship.
Nothing happens by chance.

Nothing happens by chance.
Tragic events are related through __________.

songs of the chorus
dialogue between characters
thoughts of the characters
cause-and-effect relationships

cause-and-effect relationships
Tragic plot events are structured to reveal __________.

the desires of the audience
the triumph of the tragic hero
the downfall of the protagonist
the humor of the playwright

the downfall of the protagonist
Which line from the play shows an example of an allusion?

“Look at me, my native citizens,”
“But Niobe was a goddess, born divine—”
“When I look at her I forget my place.”
“To be piously devout shows reverence,”

“But Niobe was a goddess, born divine—”
Aristotle refers to plot as __________.

“the reference to a person, place, or thing”
the desis (rising action)
the lusis (falling action)
“the arrangement of the incidents”

“the arrangement of the incidents”

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