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

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

3. The particular legend of "Seven Against Thebes" resembles what other type of legends?
(a) Egyptian.
(b) Roman.
(c) Greek.
(d) American.

4. After Oedipus' death, who rules the city of Thebes?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) Antigone.
(d) Eteocles.

5. Who is the King of Thebes in the beginning of the Background?
(a) Oedipus.
(b) Laius.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Eteocles.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When Oedipus' crimes are revealed, what happens to Jocasta?

4. The people of Thebes regard Oedipus as a ________.

5. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ his mother.

(see the answer key)

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