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Oedipus Review

Quiz by Michelle Catterson

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  • Q1
    Oedipus saved Thebes from:
    a corrupt king
    invaders
    a prophecy
    the Sphinx
    30s
  • Q2
    Tiresias is a
    deaf musician
    blind prophet
    unhealthy doctor
    30s
  • Q3
    Oedipus angers Tiresias by denying his prophecies.
    TRUE
    FALSE
    30s
  • Q4
    Tiresias predicts Oedipus will:
    solve the Sphinx's riddle
    be succeeded by Creon
    "see" when he is blind
    30s
  • Q5
    Creon is angry when Oedipus accuses him of conspiracy with.....
    an oracle
    Tiresisas
    his sons
    Jocasta
    30s
  • Q6
    Oedipus FIRST suspects he might be the murderer when he hears from:
    Jocasta
    Tiresias
    Creon
    30s
  • Q7
    The Corinthian messenger announces that:
    Merope has died
    Creon has returned
    Polybus is dead and Oedipus is king
    30s
  • Q8
    Oedipus' name comes from:
    eyes like the sun
    being dark and mysterious
    his bound feet
    30s
  • Q9
    The Corinthian messenger knows the shepherd because:
    was there when Polybus died
    he gave the infant Oedipus to him
    he brought the news of Laius' death
    30s
  • Q10
    Jocasta begs Oedipus to stop asking questions because:
    it might reveal she married a slave or slave's son
    she fears the truth about who the baby boy was
    she fears he will anger the leaders of Thebes
    30s
  • Q11
    Oedipus blinds himself because:
    he can no longer look at anything with pride or dignity
    he wants to sacrifice himself to the gods
    he prefers blindness to execution or banishment
    he envies Tiresias
    30s
  • Q12
    At the end of the play, he is the new ruler of Thebes
    Tiresias
    Creon
    Oedipus
    30s
  • Q13
    They offer the perspective that no man is happy while he lives
    Chorus
    Prologue
    Exodus
    30s
  • Q14
    He tried to force Oedipus off the road when they met at the three highways
    Tiresias
    Creon
    Lauis
    30s
  • Q15
    This person curses the man who removed the bonds from the baby's ankles
    Oedipus
    Tiresias
    Jocasta
    Laius
    30s

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