"Antigone" Final Exam Review

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"Antigone" Final Exam Review

Sophocles was a great Greek playwright credited for Antigone. The Greek were marvelous people and the book shows us a glimpse of their lives. The book was a sad but exiting take on their culture. Take up the test below and prepare for your literature exam on Antigone. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sophocles was born in approximately _______.
    • A. 

      413 BC

    • B. 

      496 BC

    • C. 

      431 BC

    • D. 

      440 BC

    • E. 

      469 BC

  • 2. 
    In Greek mythology, ________ is the king of the gods and the ruler of Mt. Olympus.
    • A. 

      Aprhodite

    • B. 

      Erebus

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Hades

    • E. 

      Apollo

  • 3. 
    In his lifetime, Sophocles wrote more than ________ plays.
  • 4. 
    Only _____ complete tragedies by Sophocles remain today.
  • 5. 
    Sophocles is credited with creating more detailed plot twists and dialogue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The masters of Greek tragedy are ________ (check all that apply).
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Aphareus

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      Aeschylus

    • E. 

      Euripedes

  • 7. 
    Sophocles was awarded first prize more than ____ times.
  • 8. 
    A tragedy includes grandiose schemes and larger-than-life characters--usually royalty or society's elite--who are brought down by a ________.
  • 9. 
    In Greek mythology, ______ is the goddess of beauty and love.
    • A. 

      Artemis

    • B. 

      Dionysus

    • C. 

      Hephaestus

    • D. 

      Aphrodite

    • E. 

      Bacchus

  • 10. 
    Greek plays used _______ actors.
  • 11. 
    The plays were performed in outdoor _______.
  • 12. 
    Actors wore changeable masks that helped the audience to see emotion and ________.
  • 13. 
    Antigone was the first play written and the _____ story chronologically.
  • 14. 
    Oedipus left orders that his sons would share the kingship after his death. ________ was the first of his sons to reign.
  • 15. 
    Plays were set in one day at one time. All ____ took place off stage.
  • 16. 
    Who is Oedipus' mother and wife?
    • A. 

      Jocasta

    • B. 

      Antigone

    • C. 

      Eurydice

    • D. 

      Laius

    • E. 

      Persephone

  • 17. 
    Antigone commits suicide by stabbing herself with a poisoned sword.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What is the name of the blind prophet who warns Creon?
  • 19. 
    What Greek figure is represented in this painting by Titian?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Bacchus

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Demeter

    • E. 

      Zephyrus

  • 20. 
    The Greek gods "lived" at ______.
  • 21. 
    Sophocles was a playwright during the "Golden Age" of Ancient Greece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The plays were performed outdoors and the venue could accomodate ______ people.
  • 23. 
    The masks used by the actors had _____ built into them to project their voices.
  • 24. 
    Actors wore ______ for added height.
  • 25. 
    Oedipus lived with the king and queen of ______ and did not know his birth parents.
  • 26. 
    Which character is Antigone's uncle?
  • 27. 
    Creon allows _______ to be properly buried.
  • 28. 
    According to Aristotle's Poetics, a tragic hero must be a man or woman capable of great ______.
  • 29. 
    Antigone is engaged to ______.
    • A. 

      Haimon

    • B. 

      Polyneices

    • C. 

      Hermes

    • D. 

      Choragos

    • E. 

      Teiresias

  • 30. 
    ____ takes her/his own life when s/he hears about the death of her/his son.
  • 31. 
    Antigone was first performed in the late _______.
    • A. 

      440s AD

    • B. 

      420s AD

    • C. 

      450s BC

    • D. 

      420s BC

    • E. 

      440s BC

  • 32. 
    The audience would come to watch the competitions to see how different playwrights would interpret the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Creon's greatest tragic flaw is his ______.
  • 34. 
    Ismene commits suicide by taking poison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False