Seven against Thebes Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ his mother.
(a) Kill.
(b) Marry..
(c) Blind.
(d) Betray.

2. Who promises to "bring this man [Polyneices] to his harbor, and he shall enjoy his father's city?"
(a) Antigone.
(b) Dike.
(c) Ismene.
(d) Aktor.

3. The theme of these legends is that giving in to human passion creates _________.
(a) Suffering.
(b) Joy.
(c) Love..
(d) Peace..

4. Amphiaraos is all of the following except:
(a) The oldest general.
(b) The 6th general.
(c) The one who wanted to call of the attack.
(d) A prophet.

5. The theme of these legends also states that the after-effects can last for generations, which means it's better to listen to the will of __________.
(a) Their parents.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Their ancestors.
(d) The gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eteocles tells the men that the battle has ______.

2. Who is the young general with an almost feminine beauty but a vicious temper?

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

4. Who appears and gathers around the bodies of Eteocles and Polyneices, preparing to take them away?

5. Who says, "The sins of the father [are] visited upon the son?"

(see the answer key)

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