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Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following literary terms best describes this quote from Antigone?

“I am not afraid of the danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths ––death without honor” (Scene 1).

A) Dramatic irony

B) Dialogue

C) Pathos

D) Metonymy

2. Which of the following best summarizes Antigone’s tone in her response to Ismene in Scene 1?

A) Understanding

B) Jubilant

C) Bitter

D) Despair

3. In Scene 2, Kreon makes the following statement: “I have the honor to inform you that our Ship of State, which recent storms have threatened to destroy, has come safely to harbor at last, guided by the merciful wisdom of Heaven” (Scene 2). Which of the following literary devices does Kreon use?

A) Allusion

B) Anaphora

C) Malapropism

D) Metaphor

4. Which of the following statements is true regarding Kreon’s approach to his role as head of state?

A) He prioritizes friendships over the laws of the state.

B) He does not believe that problems of the state should be publicly addressed.

C) He demands loyalty from all his subjects immediately.

D) He believes in the importance of public welfare.

5. As Antigone makes her case to Kreon, she says, “Living, as I live, with evil all about me, Think Death less than a friend?” Which of the following literary devices is used in this quote?

A) Parody

B) Personification

C) Parable

D) Palindrome