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. How many Gates of Thebes are there?
(a) 9.
(b) 5.
(c) 7.
(d) 3.

2. Who persuades his father-in-law to join with him and win the throne of Thebes by force?
(a) Ismene.
(b) Eteocles.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Laius.

3. Who kills Oedipus' adopted father in the Background section of the play?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) Laius.
(d) Eteocles.

4. Who says, "Their reports will save me from all traps and deceptions?"
(a) A Scout.
(b) Eteocles.
(c) The Fury.
(d) The Chorus.

5. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.
(a) The Land.
(b) The Earth.
(c) The Sky.
(d) The Ocean.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eteocles reaction was so extreme to whom because of his angry determination to save and protect the city?

2. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?

3. Imagery is used throughout the play to describe the _______ of women.

4. After Oedipus' death, who rules the city of Thebes?

5. Who runs on with news that the seven powerful generals of the attacking army have performed a blood sacrifice?

(see the answer key)

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