Oedipus Rex - Modified Final Exam - Multiple Choice

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Oedipus Rex - Modified Final Exam - Multiple Choice

Directions: Pick the best response for the questions about Oedipus Rex.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Asking the gods for help to stop the plague

    • B. 

      Accusing Oedipus of killing Laius

    • C. 

      Asking Teiresias to predict the future

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      To the Oracle of Delphi

    • B. 

      To be banished from Thebes

    • C. 

      To the crossroads to find Laius

  • 3. 
    What information did Creon get from the Oracle at Delphi?
    • A. 

      That Jocasta is going to leave Oedipus for Creon

    • B. 

      That Teiresias killed Laius over money

    • C. 

      That the killer of Laius must be found to save the city

  • 4. 
    What should happen to the killer of Laius when he is found?
    • A. 

      He must be put in jail for life

    • B. 

      He must be sacrificed for the Sphinx

    • C. 

      He must be banished from Thebes or put to death

  • 5. 
    Why didn't anyone go investigate the murder of Lauis when it happened? (Why did they wait so many years after his death?)
    • A. 

      Jocasta went into labor with Oedipus

    • B. 

      The people wanted to cover up Oedipus's murder of Laius

    • C. 

      The Sphinx was attacking the city

  • 6. 
    What does Oedipus announce to the people of Thebes after he hears the news from the Oracle?
    • A. 

      That if the killer of Laius confesses now, he will only be banished

    • B. 

      That if anyone know who killed Laius, they should come and tell Oedipus

    • C. 

      Both A and B

  • 7. 
    Who did the people of Thebes think had killed Laius?
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      Jocasta

    • C. 

      Robbers

  • 8. 
    Who does Creon tell Oedipus to send for?
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      The Sphinx

    • C. 

      Jocasta

  • 9. 
    What does Teiresias tell Oedipus when he arrives?
    • A. 

      That he knows who killed Laius, but he won't tell Oedipus

    • B. 

      That Jocasta killed Laius, so she could sleep with Creon

    • C. 

      That Creon killed Laius

  • 10. 
    How does Oedipus respond when Teiresias accuses him of killing Lauis?
    • A. 

      He turns himself in to jail

    • B. 

      He is happy to know the truth

    • C. 

      He accuses Teiresias of murdering Laius with Creon

  • 11. 
    How would you describe Oedipus attitude at the beginning of the play?
    • A. 

      Arrogant and sure of himself

    • B. 

      A bad king who is very lazy

    • C. 

      Stupid and easily tricked

  • 12. 
    What does Jocasta attempt to prove to Oedipus about Teiresias' prophecy?
    • A. 

      That it's not true

    • B. 

      That Teiresias is really his father

    • C. 

      That Creon murdered Laius

  • 13. 
    Where was Lauis killed?
    • A. 

      While fighting in a battle

    • B. 

      Traveling to Delphi

    • C. 

      In jail for killing his son

  • 14. 
    Why does Jocasta's story about the prophecy that Lauis received upset Oedipus?
    • A. 

      His father, Polybus, was killed in the same way

    • B. 

      He killed at man on the road

    • C. 

      He fought in the battle that Laius was killed in

  • 15. 
    What did the Oracle tell Oedipus when he was a young boy?
    • A. 

      That his mother was Jocasta

    • B. 

      That he should never go to Thebes

    • C. 

      That he would marry his mother and kill his father

  • 16. 
    What is Jocasta doing the next time she leaves the palace?
    • A. 

      Killing her children

    • B. 

      Running away from Thebes

    • C. 

      Locking herself in her room to kill herself

  • 17. 
    Who gave Oedipus to Polybus and Merope when he was a baby?
    • A. 

      The Sphinx

    • B. 

      Teiresias

    • C. 

      The messenger

  • 18. 
    What news does the messenger bring from Cornith?
    • A. 

      That Polybus was not Oedipus's real father

    • B. 

      That Polybus is dead

    • C. 

      Both A and B

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      She stabs the messenger

    • B. 

      She is horribly upset and begs Oedipus to stop asking questions

    • C. 

      She is happy that the truth has come out

  • 20. 
    How did Jocosta die?
    • A. 

      Creon poisons her

    • B. 

      She kills herself

    • C. 

      She gets eaten by the Sphinx

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      He stabs himself in the eyes

    • B. 

      He is banished from Thebes

    • C. 

      Both A and B