How Well You Know Sophocles? Trivia Quiz

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How Well You Know Sophocles? Trivia Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many plays did Sophocles write?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      123

    • C. 

      132

    • D. 

      120

  • 2. 
    Where was Sophocles born?
    • A. 

      Athens

    • B. 

      Sicily

    • C. 

      Colonus

    • D. 

      Salamis

  • 3. 
    Which of Sophocles's plays was published after his death?
    • A. 

      Oedipus Rex

    • B. 

      Ajax

    • C. 

      Oedipus Coloneus

    • D. 

      Electra

  • 4. 
    How many of Sophocles's plays survived?
    • A. 

      123

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      3

  • 5. 
    Which of the following plays is not part of three Theban plays?
    • A. 

      Oedipus Rex

    • B. 

      Ajax

    • C. 

      Antigone

    • D. 

      Oedipus Coloneus

  • 6. 
    Which of the following styles is represented in Sophocles's surviving works?
    • A. 

      Harsh Expression

    • B. 

      Improved version of Aeschylus

    • C. 

      An exploration of Human Character

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    In what military conflict was Sophocles's involved?
    • A. 

      Battle of Salamis

    • B. 

      Battle of Plataea

    • C. 

      Sicilian Expedition

    • D. 

      Battle of Aegospotami

  • 8. 
    Which of the following contributions did Sophocles's make to the dramas of the time?
    • A. 

      Added three chorus members and scenery

    • B. 

      Added three chorus members and a new meter

    • C. 

      Added two chorus members and scenery

    • D. 

      Added two chorus members and a new meter