ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES : THE PROLOGUE Flashcard Example #42249

What is the biggest obstacle that the protagonist must face?

Isemene’s loyalty to the state
Creon’s decree
Antigone’s fear
Zeus’ anger

Creon’s decree
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

ANTIGONE:
Eteocles, they say, has had his burial
according to our customary rites,
to win him honor with the dead below.

Why does Creon decide to bury Eteocles according to custom?

Eteocles was wealthy.
Eteocles was loyal to Thebes.
Eteocles was Creon’s son.
Eteocles led the rebel army.

Eteocles was loyal to Thebes.
Which character does not believe women are equal to men?

Antigone
Ismene
Polyneices
Eteocles

Ismene
What is the penalty for defying Creon’s decree?

monetary fine
banishment
imprisonment
death

death
Why does the playwright include the family’s tragic past?

to confuse the audience
to entertain the audience
to foreshadow tragedy
to create a joyful mood

to foreshadow tragedy
What motivates Antigone to defy Creon’s decree by burying her brother?

monetary reward
divine authority
human law
loyalty to the rebels

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

Now, dear Ismene, my own blood sister,
do you have any sense of all the troubles
Zeus keeps bringing on the two of us,
as long as we’re alive?

Which character speaks these lines?

Antigone
Polyneices
Eteocles
Jocasta

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

ISMENE:
I’m not disrespecting them. But I can’t act
against the state. That’s not in my nature.

According to this passage, what does Ismene value?

familial relationships
human authority
divine authority
societal customs

human authority
The prologue covers which stage of the plot structure?

rising action
exposition
climax
resolution

exposition
What is the goal of the protagonist?

to bury Polyneices
to overthrow Creon
to frame Isemene
to bury Eteocles

to bury Polyneices

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