Seven against Thebes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The Chorus refers to the attacks against the city of Thebes as _______.
(a) Trees.
(b) Sand.
(c) Clouds.
(d) Waves.

3. Women see the act of combat as something that causes ___________.
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Pain.
(c) Joy.
(d) Pride.

4. Laius is regarded as a _______ in the city of Thebes.
(a) Mastermind.
(b) Nobleman.
(c) Tyrant.
(d) Hero.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another name for the Scout?

2. Who punishes Laius for kidnapping and murdering his friend's son?

3. "White haired" women, "housewives," and young virgins are all described to be ___________.

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

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

(see the answer key)

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