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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who punishes Laius for kidnapping and murdering his friend's son?
(a) King of Argos.
(b) King of Thebes.
(c) The Spinx.
(d) The Oracle of Apollo.

2. Whose shield bears the image of a man climbing a ladder and shouting that not even Ares will knock him off it?
(a) Kapaneus.
(b) Eteoklos.
(c) Hyperbios.
(d) Polyneices.

3. Eteocles reaction was so extreme to whom because of his angry determination to save and protect the city?
(a) King of Argos.
(b) The women.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) His army.

4. Imagery is used throughout the play to describe the _______ of women.
(a) Violation.
(b) Demand.
(c) Presence.
(d) Possession.

5. Who represents Eteocles' own blindness and bad judgment?
(a) The Spinx.
(b) The soul.
(c) Tydeus.
(d) The mind.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whose appearance and description of the armies is a typical device of classical Greek theatre?

3. Who does Eteocles express his disgust with in Part 2 of the play?

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. Who exclaims, "Their breasts exposed to the conqueror's view?"

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