Oedipus Rex By Sophocles Quiz!

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Oedipus Rex By Sophocles Quiz!

With the city being struck by a mysterious plague, King Oedipus of Thebes sends his brother-in-law Creon to identify the cause. Have you read the story and think that you can remember the story accurately? If so, then take up the test below and get to find out if you should re-read it and come back tackle the test!


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Why does the priest believe Oedipus can do something about the problems in Thebes?
    • A. 

      Oedipus doesn’t have a choice

    • B. 

      Oedipus saved Thebes once before

    • C. 

      Oedipus owes the priest a favor

  • 3. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    Who does the prophet that Oedipus speaks to say killed the former king?
    • 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