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What reason did Ismene give for obeying Creon's order?

a. She said she was not strong enough to defy the king and would perish if she disobeyed him.
b. She said that the king derived his authority from the gods and must therefore be obeyed.
c. She insisted that Polyneices was, in fact, a traitor and should not be buried.
d. She reasoned that although Creon was weak and vulnerable, he was her father and must be obeyed.

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60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 1906, We the People, Lesson 3, Part 3: Two benefits of republican government
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60-Second Civics: Episode 1905, We the People, Lesson 3, Part 2: Republican government
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60-Second Civics: Episode 1895, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 10: American colonists and rights
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