Oedipus the King Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scene 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Oedipus ask of the three roads that meet where he killed his father?
(a) if they will rise up and come to Thebes
(b) if they remember him and what he's done
(c) if they will bury themselves in the mountain, never to emerge
(d) if they will burst into flames at the sin that occurred there

2. What does Jocasta say before she leaves?
(a) that she'll join Laius
(b) that she'll never see Thebes again
(c) that she'll never speak again
(d) that she'll run away from Oedipus

3. Where are the townspeople who are not gathered to speak with Oedipus?
(a) in the fields, trying to cure the diseases
(b) at the gods' shrines asking for help
(c) in their graves
(d) at home, caring for the sick

4. What does Oedipus say the chorus' position will result in?
(a) Creon becoming a tyrannt
(b) war with Corinth
(c) destruction of Thebes
(d) Oedipus' exile or death

5. What is Creon wearing on his head as he approaches the town?
(a) a crown
(b) a laurel wreath
(c) a hood
(d) a chain of daisies

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Creon ask Oedipus' servants to do when he approaches Oedipus outside the palace?

2. What does Oedipus pray for his daughters?

3. Who does the messenger say gave Oedipus to Polybus?

4. What does Oedipus say about his future?

5. Why does Oedipus say he's not punishing Teiresias?

(see the answer key)

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