Seven against Thebes Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the King of Thebes address in the city?
(a) Working citizens.
(b) Male citizens.
(c) Women citizens.
(d) All citizens.

2. The principle contrast in Part 2 is between what two objects?
(a) Noise.
(b) Smell.
(c) Tastes.
(d) Animals.

3. Who conspires to kill Oedipus at the end of the Background section?
(a) King of Argos.
(b) The Spinx.
(c) Eteocles and Polyneices.
(d) Ismene.

4. Who exclaims, "Their breasts exposed to the conqueror's view?"
(a) Polyneices.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) King of Argos.

5. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?
(a) King of Argos.
(b) Oedipus.
(c) Laius.
(d) Polyneices.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary form does the Chorus use to describe the destruction and violation of the city's moral?

2. What does Eteocles compare his position to?

3. In the opening of the Background, Laius has kidnapped, assaulted and murdered ______ son?

4. Eteocles instructs the Chorus to pray for ________ instead of safety?

5. Who does Eteocles pray to in the beginning of part 1?

(see the answer key)

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