Subject

English

Class

CLAT Class 12

Test Series

Take Zigya Full and Sectional Test Series. Time it out for real assessment and get your results instantly.

Test Yourself

Practice and master your preparation for a specific topic or chapter. Check you scores at the end of the test.

 Multiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions

11.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”

What was the status of women in the
contemporary society ? They

  • were liberated

  • could have taken their own decisions

  • considered themselves inferior and subordinate to men

  • claimed equility with men


C.

considered themselves inferior and subordinate to men

34 Views

12.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”
Why did Creon deny decent burial to Polynices? He did so because



  • he did not love Polynices

  • Polynices fought against Creaon

  • Polynices was disobedient to Creaon

  • Polynices did not show bravery


B.

Polynices fought against Creaon

41 Views

13.

I have hit upon a good plan to get rid of him

  • found

  • chanced upon

  • decided to beat him

  • borrowed


B.

chanced upon

785 Views

14.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”

What, in your opinion, would have been the logical
end of the story ?

  • Antigone might have agreed with her sister and refrained from giving a burial to Polynices

  • Antigone might have been allowed by Creon to give a decent burial to her brother

  • Antigone might have defied the order of Creon but forgiven by him

  • Antigone might have been executed for defying the order of the king


D.

Antigone might have been executed for defying the order of the king

34 Views

15.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”
Why did Ismene not support Antigone ? Ismene

  • was weak and did not have the courage to defy orders of the powerful king

  • did not consider it right to defy the king

  • did not think it fit to defy her uncle especially after the death of her father

  • did not believe that Polynices deserved better treatment


A.

was weak and did not have the courage to defy orders of the powerful king

41 Views

16.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”

Why did the Gods curse Oedipus ? Because Oedipus

  • killed his father and married his mother

  • killed his father

  • married his mother

  • committed an unknown sin


A.

killed his father and married his mother

37 Views

17.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”


Why did a civil war break out in Thebes ? The war broke out because

  • of the curse of the Gods

  • the brothers of Antigone were greedy
  • there was a fight among sons of Oedipus for the inheritance of the kingdom

  • there was a conflict between a son of Oedipus and Creon


D.

there was a conflict between a son of Oedipus and Creon

33 Views

18.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”


Why did Antigone decide to defy the orders of Creon ?

  • She loved her brother

  • She was to give an honourable burial to her brother

  • She felt she was bound by her heavenly obligation

  • To teach Creon a lesson


C.

She felt she was bound by her heavenly obligation

44 Views

19.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”
A carrion bird is a bird

  • of prey

  • which eats human flesh

  • which eats dead bodies

  • which eats only grain


C.

which eats dead bodies

39 Views

20.

Antigone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic
figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for
mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying
his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After
the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle
was waged in front of the seventh gate of Thebes-his
two sons led opposing factions and at the height of the
battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus brother,
Creon, uncle of Antigone, was now undisputed master
of the city.

Creon resolved to make an example of the
brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by
refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of
death was promulgated against any who should defy
this order.
Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left
unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion
birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a
challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show
weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he
not my brother and yours ? Whether you like it or not ? I
shall never desert him-never !” But Ismene responds,
“How could you dare - when Creon has expressly
forbidden it ? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to
fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone
releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but
argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it
what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest
of laws of heaven.”

Does the story approve the principle of vicarious liability ? If so how ?

  • No, it does not

  • Yes, it does, because of the acts of Oedipus his children suffered

  • Yes, it does, because his father was killed by Oedipus

  • Yes, it does, because he married his mother


A.

No, it does not

32 Views