Antigone Character Traits and Analysis


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In the play Antigone, Creon ordered that Polyneices will not receive an honorable burial. Antigone goes against the law and buries the body which shows _____.

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1. In the play Antigone, Antigone goes against the law to support her family member. While her intentions are honorable with regards to family loyalty, her actions _____.

2. In the play Antigone, Antigone _____ the role of a female in ancient Greece because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Sophocles' Antigone, the title character stands as a classic example of what happens when a woman of ancient Greece breaks the rules in a man's world. This worksheet/quiz combination tests you on how her actions reflect her personality, why she chooses those actions and what happens as a result of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions include:

  • What personality traits Antigone shows by burying her brother
  • Which adjectives best describe her
  • Why Antigone feels compelled to break the law

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Antigone to discuss the impact of her actions on the other characters in the play
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about her role as a woman in ancient Greece
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Antigone prefers death to inaction

Additional Learning

Access the lesson titled Antigone Character Traits and Analysis to find out more about her. You should be able to meet the following objectives upon completion:

  • Identify the flaw in Antigone's character
  • Discuss Ismene's reaction to Antigone's plans to bury her brother
  • Describe Antigone's instructions to her sister