Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis


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Who is the brother that is supposed to go unburied?

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1. How does Antigone practice civil disobedience?

2. Where do Antigone and Creon conflict?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo summarizes the play and helps you understand the characters and themes of this ancient Greek drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of these assessments, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • The theme of civil disobedience
  • The historical background of Antigone
  • The role of a tragic hero
  • Characters who trigger the play's action
  • The tension between Antigone and Creon

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read a summary and analysis of Antigone and understand the key points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the play to explain how the characters embody the elements of Greek tragedy
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the plot, characters and historical background of Antigone
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the characters of Antigone and Creon

Additional Learning

For more help in understanding this tragic drama, read the lesson, Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis. The lesson helps you with the following goals:

  • Understand the motivations of the characters in Antigone
  • Explain the action of the play
  • Describe the role of fate in Antigone
  • Understand the historical and political background of Antigone