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. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?
(a) Prepare to defend the city.
(b) Run away.
(c) Demolish the city.
(d) Go hide.

2. What is another name for the manifestation of the Curse of Oedipus?
(a) The Oracle.
(b) The Fury.
(c) The Blind.
(d) The Scary.

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

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

5. Any citizen in the _____ would know the story, or myth, that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on.
(a) Audience.
(b) Play.
(c) World.
(d) Chorus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the genre of Seven Against Thebes?

2. Plays in ancient Greece are produced as part of what type of ceremony?

3. Imagery is used throughout the play to describe the _______ of women.

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

5. Why is Eteocles considered to be an illegal king?

(see the answer key)

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