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. Who is Jocasta?
(a) Polyneices' wife.
(b) Oedipus' sister.
(c) Laius' daughter.
(d) Oedipus' wife.

2. The belief system of ancient Greece is that existence depends upon _____, or the will of the gods?
(a) Destiny.
(b) Free will.
(c) Fate.
(d) Luck.

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

4. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ him.
(a) Blind.
(b) Imprision.
(c) Lie.
(d) Kill.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laius do to baby Oedipus after hearing the Oracle foretell Oedipus' future?

2. What is the name of Laius' son?

3. Who persuades his father-in-law to join with him and win the throne of Thebes by force?

4. Plays based on Greek legend usually involve parents and children doing what?

5. As punishment for his crime, if Laius fathered any children, what would happen to the city of Thebes?

(see the answer key)

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