Ismene in Antigone Video


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In the play Antigone, when Antigone tells Ismene she wants to bury their brother Polyneices, what is Ismene's response?

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1. In the play Antigone, Ismene and Antigone are _____ which means _____.

2. In the play Antigone, why does Ismene have a change of heart and wish to be sentenced with her sister?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked several questions about Ismene, an important character from Sophocles' play, Antigone. You'll need to understand Ismene's personality and actions throughout the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Understand how Ismene responds to Antigone's idea to bury their brother
  • Name the type of characters Ismene and Antigone are
  • Determine why Ismene has a change of heart
  • Recall what Ismene's attempt to persuade Creon says about her personality
  • Assess what the audience can learn from Ismene's actions

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the lesson on Ismene from Antigone
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Ismene and Antigone to tell what kind of characters they are
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Ismene's change of heart

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson, Ismene in Antigone, to learn more about this character. The lesson helps students:

  • Identify Antigone and Ismene's brothers
  • Understand what Ismene fears
  • Know what happens to Ismene at the end of the play