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 the old shepherd fear will happen to him if he tells the truth?
(a) He'll be cast from the kingdom.
(b) He'll be outcast among the people.
(c) He'll die.
(d) He'll be cursed by Apollo.

2. What does Oedipus ask Creon to do about Jocasta?
(a) to close up their bedroom as Jocasta's tomb
(b) to pray to the gods for her
(c) to bury her as Creon sees fit
(d) to forget she ever existed

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

4. What does Teiresias believe about future events?
(a) They can be stopped but only by Oedipus.
(b) They can be stopped by his silence.
(c) He cannot change them.
(d) They are for the best.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the priest say has gathered?

2. What does Creon do initially when he hears Oedipus charged him with causing Teiresias to lie?

3. What does the chorus leader think of Oedipus' curses on the murderer?

4. What does Oedipus do when Creon asks him to let go of his children?

5. Who speaks for the people of Thebes as their leader?

(see the answer key)

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