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. Who does the priest ask to come as the people's savior?
(a) Oedipus
(b) Phoebus
(c) Laius
(d) Creon

2. What did Oedipus' parent say about the accusation that Oedipus was not their son?
(a) They said it was untrue, but they seemed to be lying.
(b) They told Oedipus that it was true.
(c) Oedipus's father denied it, but his mother admitted it.
(d) They were angry, calling it an insult.

3. What children did Polybus have before Oedipus?
(a) none
(b) a daughter who died
(c) a son who was stolen away
(d) a son who died

4. Where does Creon say the murderer of Lauis is?
(a) hiding in the countryside
(b) in Thebes
(c) on the nearby mountain
(d) in Corinth

5. What does Creon say stopped the city from looking into the king's death?
(a) a war with Corinth
(b) a storm that destroyed the town
(c) trouble with the Sphinx
(d) a plague on the crops

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the chorus leader say should reveal the murderer?

2. What does Teiresias believe about future events?

3. What does the chorus say about human prophets?

4. What city was the father who raised Oedipus from?

5. What does Oedipus call the people of Thebes?

(see the answer key)

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