WORLD LIT FINAL REVIEW #60-69: Question Preview (ID: 8209)

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In The Tiger, The Brahman, and the Jackal, how does the jackal get the Brahman to take him back to the cage?
a) He pretends not to understand the Brahman's situaiton.
b) He convinces the Brahman he can help him.
c) He threatens to bite the Brahman.
d) He pretends to be lost.

Which of the following is NOT characteristic of The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal?
a) It is a beast fable with talking animals.
b) It teaches a moral lesson.
c) It is a story about three stupid princes.
d) It values practical wisdom.

In The Thief Who Became a Disciple, Shichiri tells the thief
a) that he will make sure the thief goes to jail
b) to take everything Shichiri owns
c) that the thief is the most clever person Shichiri has ever met
d) to thank Shichiri for the money he has given him

Which is a theme expressed by the Chorus (Choragos) in his final lines of Antigone?
a) Pride only leads to happiness and wisdom.
b) Only through wisdom can happiness be gained.
c) Pride comes with age.
d) No man is an island.

In Antigone, the fact that Teiresias is blind yet has greater vision than those who are sighted is
a) comical
b) coincidental
c) ironic
d) tragic

During the scene with his father in the play Antigone, Haemon changes
a) from loving to obedient to indifferent
b) from loyal to disillusioned (disappointed) to forgiving
c) from obedient to reasonable to angry
d) from uncertain to fearful to vengeful

In the play Antigone, Creon's growing irrationality and abuse of power are shown by his
a) arrest of Ismene
b) execution of the Sentry
c) attack of the Chorus (Choragos)
d) contempt (hatred) for traitors

What fundamental principle does Antigone proclaim in her confrontation with Creon?
a) Self-sacrifice is necessary to save one's country.
b) War brings more losses than gains.
c) Divine law supersedes (is more important than) civil law.
d) Justice can never be achieved on earth.

In Antigone, Creon declares that anarchists (people who try to overthrow a government) are behind the burial of Paul. What dramatic irony lies in that declaration?
a) The audience knows that it is the Sentry who buried him.
b) The audience knows that it is a priest who buried him.
c) The audience knows that Creon suspects Antigone but can't accuse her because she's Haemon's fiancee.
d) The audience knows that Antigone has buried him for religious, not political, reasons.

How does Ismene serve as a foil (contrast) to Antigone?
a) She grieves for the loss of her brothers.
b) She loves Antigone and wants to protect her from death.
c) She chooses to follow human laws rather than the laws of the gods.
d) She believes women are stronger than men.

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