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Antigone Quiz 1 - Quiz

Respond to the following questions about the Prologue, Scene 1, and Scene 2 to review your knowledge on the first parts of the play.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The major conflict presented in the story is

    • A.

      Antigone wants to marry her brother Polyneices

    • B.

      Antigone wants to bury her brother Eteokles

    • C.

      Antigone wants to give her brother Polyneices a proper burial

    • D.

      Antigone is jealous of Ismene

    Correct Answer
    C. Antigone wants to give her brother Polyneices a proper burial
    Explanation
    The major conflict presented in the story is Antigone's desire to give her brother Polyneices a proper burial. This conflict arises because there is a decree from the king prohibiting the burial of Polyneices, as he was considered a traitor. Antigone's determination to honor her brother's body and give him a respectful burial goes against the law and puts her in direct opposition to the king's authority. This conflict drives much of the plot and highlights the themes of duty, loyalty, and the clash between personal beliefs and societal norms.

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  • 2. 

    The Chorus serves ___ main functions in the play.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The Chorus serves three main functions in the play.

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  • 3. 

    True or False. The Chorus tells us that the reason that Polyneices is struck down by Zeus is because the god is jealous of the man's battle strategy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Zeus is not jealous at all. He hates people who brag.

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  • 4. 

    True or False. Ismene helped Antigone with the burial.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ismene did not help Antigone with the burial. In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Ismene initially refuses to help Antigone bury their brother Polynices, fearing the consequences of defying the king's decree. However, she later regrets her decision and expresses her desire to die alongside Antigone.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following adjectives best describes the Sentry when he is summoned by Kreon?

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      Confident

    • C.

      Patient

    • D.

      Nervous

    Correct Answer
    D. Nervous
    Explanation
    Zeus is not jealous at all. He hates people who brag.

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  • 6. 

    True or False. Ismene changes her plea to "guilty" after the Chorus tells her she should stand by her sister, Antigone.

    • A.

      He guessed that it was her

    • B.

      He heard her cries of mourning and saw her complete the burial ritual

    • C.

      Ismene told him

    • D.

      He didn't know, but he brought her to Kreon to spare his own life

    Correct Answer
    B. He heard her cries of mourning and saw her complete the burial ritual
  • 7. 

    Which of the following best describes Antigone's attitude towards death?

    • A.

      Indifferent

    • B.

      Afraid

    • C.

      Patient

    • D.

      Nervous

    Correct Answer
    A. Indifferent
    Explanation
    Antigone's attitude towards death can be described as indifferent. This is evident in her actions and dialogue throughout the play. Antigone willingly defies the law to bury her brother, knowing that she will face death as a consequence. She shows no fear or hesitation in her decision, demonstrating her indifference towards death. Additionally, Antigone expresses her belief that death is a release from suffering and that she would rather die than live in a world without justice. This further emphasizes her indifferent attitude towards death.

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  • 8. 

    Who influences Ismene to defend her sister?

    • A.

      The Chorus

    • B.

      Kreon

    • C.

      The Sentry

    • D.

      Koryphaios

    Correct Answer
    A. The Chorus
    Explanation
    The Chorus influences Ismene to defend her sister. The Chorus is a group of characters in Greek tragedies who provide commentary and advice throughout the play. They often represent the voice of the community or society. In this case, the Chorus likely encourages Ismene to support her sister, possibly due to their shared familial bond or a sense of loyalty to their city or community.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is Antigone's punishment for burying her brother?

    • A.

      Exile

    • B.

      Death

    Correct Answer
    B. Death
    Explanation
    Antigone's punishment for burying her brother is death. This is because in the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone defies the king's decree and buries her brother, who was considered a traitor. As a result, she is sentenced to death as a punishment for her disobedience.

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  • 10. 

    True or False. Ismene will be sentenced to death for knowing about the burial.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Kreon decides not to execute Ismene.

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