Greek Drama Introduction And Antigone Characters

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Antigone Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is a soliloquy? 
    • A. 

      Long speech in which characters, on stage alone, reveal inner thoughts aloud

    • B. 

      Words spoken by characters directly to the audience

    • C. 

      Conversation between two characters

    • D. 

      Plot line of the play

  • 2. 
    What is an aside? 
    • A. 

      Long speech in which characters, on stage alone, reveal inner thoughts aloud

    • B. 

      Words spoken by characters directly to the audience

    • C. 

      Conversation between two characters

    • D. 

      Plot line of the play

  • 3. 
    What does the word "chorus" mean in Greek Theater?
    • A. 

      Conversation between two characters

    • B. 

      Plot line of the play

    • C. 

      Groups of dancers or singers who comment on the action of the play

  • 4. 
    What was the original purpose of Greek Tragedy?
    • A. 

      To give people an outlet for creative expression

    • B. 

      To provide entertainment for people

    • C. 

      to teach religious lessons and to show the right and wrong paths in life

  • 5. 
    What is a tragic protagonist?
    • A. 

      The good guy in the play

    • B. 

      One who refuses out of either weakness or strength to give in to fate, or the realities of life

    • C. 

      The characters is succumbs to the harsh realities of life.

  • 6. 
    What is hubris?
    • A. 

      An overwhelming desire to help others

    • B. 

      Arrogance that convinces the character that they can change fate

    • C. 

      The ability to overcome obstacles

  • 7. 
    Which of the following did Sophocles contribute to Greek drama?
    • A. 

      The addition of comedy

    • B. 

      Emphasis on men, instead of women

    • C. 

      Emphasis on drama between humans rather than between humans and gods

  • 8. 
    What do Ancient Greeks believe happens at the moment of death?
    • A. 

      The spirit of the dead left the body as a little breath

    • B. 

      The spirit of the body lingered until a proper burial

    • C. 

      The spirit of the body would be coaxed out by religious members

  • 9. 
    Which is not one of the parts of the Greek Burial ritual?
    • A. 

      Body was prepared and laid out

    • B. 

      The body was moved to the place where it would lay in state

    • C. 

      The dead would be dressed appropriately for burial

    • D. 

      The body or cremated remains were deposited in the tomb or grave.

  • 10. 
    Which character from Antigone is being desribed below? Powerfully built, but a weary and wrinkled man suffering the burdens of rule.  His only interest is in political and social order.
    • A. 

      Antigone

    • B. 

      Creon

    • C. 

      Ismene

    • D. 

      Eurydice

  • 11. 
    Which character from Antigone is being desribed below?  The play's tragic heroine.  Has always been difficult, terrorizing her sister as a child, always insisting on the gratification of her desires, refusing to "understand" the limits placed on her.  Obviously envious of her sister.
    • A. 

      Antigone

    • B. 

      Creon

    • C. 

      Ismene

    • D. 

      Eurydice

  • 12. 
    Which character from Antigone is being desribed below?  Blonde, full-figured, and radiantly beautiful.  Laughing and talkative, she is the good girl of the family. She is reasonable and understands her place, bowing to her uncle's rule. 
    • A. 

      Antigone

    • B. 

      Creon

    • C. 

      Ismene

    • D. 

      Eurydice

  • 13. 
    Which character from Antigone is being desribed below?   Antigone's young fiancé and son to Creon.  He is rejected by Antigone; and also, he begs his father for Antigone's life. 
    • A. 

      Chorus

    • B. 

      Eurydice

    • C. 

      Ismene

    • D. 

      Haemon