Seven against Thebes Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who solves the Riddle of the Spinx?
(a) Ismene.
(b) Laius.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Oedipus.

2. In the opening of the Background, Laius has kidnapped, assaulted and murdered ______ son?
(a) Eteocles'.
(b) Polyneices'.
(c) Pelops'.
(d) Oedipus'.

3. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?
(a) Go hide.
(b) Prepare to defend the city.
(c) Run away.
(d) Demolish the city.

4. _______ rescues Oedipus and raises him to adulthood.
(a) A farmer.
(b) Jocasta.
(c) Ismene.
(d) A fisherman.

5. To go against the will of the gods, or to make them angry, is to risk destruction. This is considered the _____ of the play.
(a) Plot.
(b) Moral.
(c) Scene.
(d) Theme.

Short Answer Questions

1. Seven Against Thebes is structured in what form?

2. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ him.

3. The image of Thebes is of a ________.

4. What does Eteocles compare his position to?

5. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.

(see the answer key)

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