Trivia Quiz On Oedipus Rex Play

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Welcome to the trivia quiz on Oedipus Rex play! This play by Sophocles tells the story of Oedipus, who tried to avoid killing his birth father, but his fate catches up to him thanks to his anger. Do you agree that he is the essence of the story if you read it? How about you take up this quiz and see if you remember the story perfectly. All the best to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What should happen to the man they will find?
    • A. 

      He must be put in jail.

    • B. 

      He must be sacrificed to the Sphinx.

    • C. 

      He must be banished or killed.

    • D. 

      He must be sacrificed to the Sphinx.

  • 2. 
     Who is rumored to have killed Laius?
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      Jocasta

    • C. 

      Robbers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Who does Creon advise Oedipus to send for?
    • A. 

      A shepherd

    • B. 

      Teiresias

    • C. 

      The sphinx

    • D. 

      Jocasta

  • 4. 
    What does Teiresias say when he arrives?
    • A. 

      That he will not tell who did it

    • B. 

      That the Sphinx did it

    • C. 

      That Jocasta did it

    • D. 

      That Creon did it

  • 5. 
     Where was Laius killed?
    • A. 

      At the battle of Troy

    • B. 

      In jail

    • C. 

      In his bath

    • D. 

      At a crossroads

  • 6. 
    Who gave Oedipus to Polybus and Merope?
    • A. 

      The Sphinx

    • B. 

      Teiresias

    • C. 

      The messenger

    • D. 

      Jocasta

  • 7. 
    Who found Oedipus first after he was sent away as a baby by his mother?
    • A. 

      Polybus

    • B. 

      Herdsman

    • C. 

      Messenger

    • D. 

      Laius

  • 8. 
    Who is to rule the kingdom now the truth of Oedipus's lineage has been revealed?
    • A. 

      Antigone

    • B. 

      Creon

    • C. 

      The first-born son of Oedipus and Jocasta

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    How did Jocasta die?
    • A. 

      Creon Killed her.

    • B. 

      The Messenger killed her.

    • C. 

      Jocasta killed herself

    • D. 

      Oedipus killed her

  • 10. 
    Which best describes the play's theme?
    • A. 

      Fate can be controlled.

    • B. 

      People shouldn't abandon their children.

    • C. 

      Oedipus should have been content to live in the present and not consult others regarding fate.

    • D. 

      Oedipus is happy because he blames Jocasta for his fate.

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