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. What does Eteocles compare Thebes and its land to?
(a) Their mother.
(b) Their father.
(c) Their brother.
(d) Their sister.

2. _______ rescues Oedipus and raises him to adulthood.
(a) Ismene.
(b) A fisherman.
(c) A farmer.
(d) Jocasta.

3. Human beings are metaphorically represented by ________.
(a) Castles.
(b) Ships.
(c) The Ocean.
(d) Airplanes.

4. The imagery in general represents a basic element of the Greek philosophy of ________.
(a) Time.
(b) Existence.
(c) Space.
(d) Location.

5. Who kills Oedipus' adopted father in the Background section of the play?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Laius.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) Polyneices.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of violation is used to describe women seeing their husbands, sons, and brothers killed?

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

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

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

5. How many Gates of Thebes are there?

(see the answer key)

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