"Antigone" Character Test( Filling The Blanks)

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Antigone Quizzes & Trivia

Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead Polyneices and Eteocles. It starts with Antigone and Ismene outside the palace gates meeting on how they are going to defy Creon. The story is intriguing and tragic; if you are a fan this quiz is for you. Give it a try!

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  • 1. 

    Who wrote the Antigone? last name only

    Sophocles is the correct answer because he is the ancient Greek playwright who wrote the play Antigone. He was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens and his works are considered to be among the greatest achievements in Western literature. Antigone is one of his most famous plays, exploring themes of morality, duty, and the consequences of defying authority.

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    Who's the father of Oedipus?

    Laius is the father of Oedipus. In Greek mythology, Laius was the king of Thebes and married to Jocasta. It was prophesied that their son would kill Laius and marry Jocasta. In an attempt to avoid this fate, Laius ordered for his infant son Oedipus to be abandoned on a mountainside with his ankles pierced. However, Oedipus survived and was adopted by another royal family. Eventually, Oedipus unknowingly fulfilled the prophecy by killing Laius and marrying Jocasta. Therefore, Laius is indeed the father of Oedipus.

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    Jocasta is Oedipus' mother and ______.

    Jocasta is Oedipus' mother and wife. In the Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex," Jocasta is both Oedipus' biological mother and his wife. This unusual relationship is a result of Oedipus unknowingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Jocasta's role as both mother and wife adds to the tragic and complex nature of the story, highlighting the themes of fate and the consequences of human actions.

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    Name the brother that is called "traitor" and not allow to be buried.

    Polynices is the brother who is called a "traitor" and not allowed to be buried. This is because Polynices fought against his own city, Thebes, in a battle against his brother, Eteocles. Both brothers died in the battle, but Eteocles was given a proper burial while Polynices was considered a traitor and left unburied as punishment.

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  • 5. 

    Name the eldest brother of Antigone

    The eldest brother of Antigone is Eteocles.

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  • 6. 

    Name Antigone's sister, who is the good daughter

    Ismene is the correct answer because she is Antigone's sister and is often portrayed as the good daughter. In the Greek tragedy "Antigone" by Sophocles, Ismene is depicted as obedient, cautious, and submissive, contrasting with her sister Antigone's rebellious and defiant nature. Ismene's character represents traditional values and societal norms, as she is hesitant to break the law and go against the king's orders. Thus, Ismene is considered the "good daughter" in comparison to Antigone.

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    Name Antigone's "soon to be husband". He is son of Creon

    Haemon is the correct answer because he is the son of Creon and is Antigone's soon-to-be husband. In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Haemon falls in love with Antigone and they plan to get married. However, their relationship becomes strained when Antigone defies Creon's orders and buries her brother, leading to a tragic series of events. Haemon's character serves as a symbol of the conflict between love and loyalty, as he tries to mediate between his father and his love for Antigone.

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    Name Haemon's mother, killed herself in the end.

    Eurydice is the name of Haemon's mother who killed herself in the end.

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