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. Which of the following is not a fear of the women of Thebes?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Death.
(c) Rape.
(d) Disease.

2. Who is "unmoved by the sound of snorting horses?"
(a) Polyphontes.
(b) Oedipus.
(c) Eteoklos.
(d) Megareus.

3. Why is Tydeus forbidden to cross the river?
(a) He doesn't have a ship.
(b) The omens aren't good.
(c) He can't swim.
(d) It's against his religion.

4. Whose shield bears the image of a man climbing a ladder and shouting that not even Ares will knock him off it?
(a) Polyneices.
(b) Kapaneus.
(c) Hyperbios.
(d) Eteoklos.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eteocles compare his position to?

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

3. What is the name of the fire-breathing monster on the 4th general's shield?

4. Imagery throughout the play is based on ________.

5. Eteocles explains that praying is not the problem of the Chorus, but the way they are praying since they are praying for what?

(see the answer key)

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