Antigone: UNIT 3 – Test Review

Antigone: UNIT 3 – Test Review

What is the biggest obstacle that Antigone must overcome to achieve her goal?

Eteocles’ rebellion
Ismene’s reluctance
Creon’s decree
Zeus’ anger

Creon’s decree

In the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, which event(s) reveals Creon’s tragic downfall?

the death of Antigone
the deaths of Eurydice and Haemon
the burial of Polyneices
the sentencing of Antigone

the deaths of Eurydice and Haemon

At which stage of the plot structure do conflicts build in intensity and complication?

exposition
climax
rising action
falling action

rising action

In scene 1, Creon suspects __________ motivated the person who buried Polyneices.

conscience
money
loyalty
love

money

The rhetorical appeal of logos relies on __________.

the logic and reasoning
the speaker’s credibility
the recipient’s emotions
the tragic heroine’s flaw

the logic and reasoning

Which character in Antigone by Sophocles is both a stock and static character?

Antigone
Creon
Teiresias
Sophocles

Teiresias

According to the parados, the ancient Greeks valued __________ in their culture.

humility
pride
fear
humor

humility

Aristotle is credited with __________.

creating dialogue on the stage
adding a third character to the stage
defining tragedy and its elements
using drama to highlight injustice

defining tragedy and its elements

According to Aristotle, how are plot events related in a tragedy?

through cause-and-effect relationships
through allusions that impact mood
through the songs of the chorus
through random acts of chance

through cause-and-effect relationships
Compare and contrast Creon’s power to execute Antigone while ignoring the voice of his people to our modern justice system. How would Antigone’s situation be handled in today’s world?

Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:

Creon is functioning under a monarchy; therefore, he does not need to seek the advice of others when making a decision. It is clear, however, that if he does ignore the people, they may rebel against him. Our justice system does not give power to one person to decide the fate of an accused criminal. In today’s society, Antigone would be considered innocent until proven guilty. She would be allowed a lawyer to defend her case before a jury of her peers.

Which character experiences anagnorisis?

Creon
Antigone
Haemon
Chorus Leader

Creon
Explain the difference between an archetypal character and a stock character.

Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:

An archetypal character is instantly recognizable, regardless of the genre, culture, or time period in which the character appears. An archetype represents a specific character type recognized by key character traits. The stock character is also instantly recognizable but does not cross boundaries of genre, culture, or time. The stock character represents a specific character type recognized by key character traits but only within a specific genre of literature.

Which character type is common within a specific genre?

stock
static
dynamic
archetypal

stock

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

HAEMON:
Your gaze makes citizens afraid—they can’t
say anything you would not like to hear.
But in the darkness I can hear them talk—
the city is upset about the girl.

What do Haemon’s lines reveal about Creon?

His physical features are gruesome.
He is to be feared.
He is hard of hearing.
He is approachable.

He is to be feared.

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

CREON:
For there’s no greater evil
than a lack of leadership. That destroys
whole cities, turns households into ruins,
and in war makes soldiers break and run away.
When men succeed, what keeps their lives secure
in almost every case is their obedience.
That’s why they must support those in control,
and never let some woman beat us down.

According to Creon’s argument, who does he believe holds the ultimate power and who is to blame for any ruin that falls upon a city?

Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:

Creon believes that the ultimate authority belongs to one leader. He believes a person’s success is dependent upon obedience to those in authority. He suggests that any turmoil in a city is the result of people acting against those in authority.