Seven against Thebes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Eteocles call upon to fight to protect the land and the city of Thebes?
(a) The woman.
(b) The children.
(c) Everyone.
(d) The man.

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

4. The people of Thebes regard Oedipus as a ________.
(a) Murderer.
(b) Tyrant.
(c) Hero.
(d) Sinner.

5. Who says, "Their reports will save me from all traps and deceptions?"
(a) The Fury.
(b) A Scout.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) The Chorus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Any citizen in the _____ would know the story, or myth, that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on.

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

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

4. Imagery throughout the play is based on ________.

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

(see the answer key)

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