Seven against Thebes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Plays based on Greek legend usually involve a generation after generation repeating a ______.
(a) Fable.
(b) Resistance.
(c) Crime.
(d) Story.

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

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

4. Any citizen in the _____ would know the story, or myth, that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on.
(a) Chorus.
(b) Play.
(c) Audience.
(d) World.

5. The story that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on is part of their background as a ____________.
(a) German.
(b) American.
(c) Englishmen.
(d) Greek.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the King of Thebes in the beginning of the Background?

2. After Oedipus' adopts father is killed, Oedipus seeks revenge and kills _______ .

3. Plays based on Greek legend tend to be very _____.

4. The theme of these legends is that giving in to human passion creates _________.

5. At the end of the first year, what does Eteocles refused to do?

(see the answer key)

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