Seven against Thebes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who are the group of women of Thebes who rushes on in a panic?
(a) The Messenger.
(b) The Farmers.
(c) The Singers.
(d) The Chorus.

4. Who does Eteocles pray to in the beginning of part 1?
(a) The Scout.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Zeus.
(d) God.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.

3. How many Gates of Thebes are there?

4. To go against the will of the gods, or to make them angry, is to risk destruction. This is considered the _____ of the play.

5. What is the name of a group of individual actors speaking with the thoughts, emotions, and reactions of a single character?

(see the answer key)

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