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

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

3. At the end of the first year, what does Eteocles refused to do?
(a) Find a wife.
(b) Fight the war.
(c) Feed the hungry.
(d) Give up the throne.

4. In the opening of the Background, Laius has kidnapped, assaulted and murdered ______ son?
(a) Pelops'.
(b) Eteocles'.
(c) Oedipus'.
(d) Polyneices'.

5. Whose appearance and description of the armies is a typical device of classical Greek theatre?
(a) The Chorus.
(b) The king.
(c) The Scout.
(d) The blacksmith.

Short Answer Questions

1. Plays based on Greek legend usually involve a generation after generation repeating a ______.

2. Plays based on Greek legend usually involve parents and children doing what?

3. The imagery in general represents a basic element of the Greek philosophy of ________.

4. Which of the following is not a fear of the women of Thebes?

5. What is a Spinx?

(see the answer key)

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