Gender Roles in Antigone


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In Antigone by Sophocles, what initial act of defiance does Antigone commit?

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1. In Antigone by Sophocles, why does Creon say ''I'm no man''?

2. In Antigone by Sophocles, to what physical thing does Creon compare women?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo is all about the Greek play, Antigone. In particular, this combination of interactive quiz and worksheet will focus on the gender roles in Sophocles' work. Brushing up on the gender struggles in this play will help you succeed in the quiz at the end of the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of gender roles in Antigone. Information will include:

  • Quotes or sayings about gender
  • Why Creon struggles with Antigone
  • How Antigone responds to Creon's demands

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Antigone lesson on gender
  • Making connections - understand the importance of gender in Antigone and how it advances the story
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gathered about Antigone and use it to answer questions about the play

Additional Learning

To learn more about how gender is addressed in this play, read through the lesson titled Gender Roles in Antigone. This lesson will teach you about:

  • The contrast between Antigone and Ismene
  • What 'capitulate' means
  • Who Polyneices is