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Oedipus Rex - Quiz 1

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Directions: Choose the best answer for the following 10 questions.

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  • 1. 
    What does the priest tell Oedipus is wrong with Thebes?
    • A. 

      The citizens of Thebes hate Oedipus

    • B. 

      The citizens of Thebes are poor

    • C. 

      The citizens of Thebes are suffering from a plague

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Oedipus doesn’t have a choice

    • B. 

      Oedipus saved Thebes once before

    • C. 

      Oedipus owes the priest a favor

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the king of Thebes prior to Oedipus’s reign?
    • A. 

      Creon

    • B. 

      Teiresias

    • C. 

      Laius

  • 4. 
    What must Oedipus do to save Thebes?
    • A. 

      Find Laius's murderer

    • B. 

      Make medicine for the plague

    • C. 

      Find a new wife

  • 5. 
    Why wasn’t the death of the former king looked into right after he died?
    • A. 

      The citizens of Thebes hated Laius, so they didn’t care

    • B. 

      Creon wanted to become king, so he never cared enough to investigate

    • C. 

      The sphinx was terrorizing Thebes, so citizens couldn’t investigate

  • 6. 
    What person does the Chorus suggest that Oedipus go to, to find out who killed the former king?
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      The Oracle of Delphi

    • C. 

      Creon

  • 7. 
    Who also suggests that Oedipus see the prophet?
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      The Oracle of Delphi

    • C. 

      Creon

  • 8. 
    Who is Creon?
    • A. 

      Oedipus’s brother-in-law

    • B. 

      Another priest of Apollo

    • C. 

      Jocasta's son

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The sphinx

    • B. 

      Laius

    • C. 

      Oedipus

  • 10. 
    What does Oedipus think about what the person tells him?
    • A. 

      He believes it

    • B. 

      The accusation makes him extremely angry

    • C. 

      He thinks it might be true, but wants more evidence