Seven against Thebes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is an ode?
(a) A poetic metaphor.
(b) A poetic Euphony.
(c) A poetic song.
(d) A poetic foil.

2. Eteocles' and Oedipus' story is playing out the curse originally laid on ___________.
(a) Oedipus.
(b) Laius.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) Polyneices.

3. What is the setting of the play?
(a) Greece.
(b) America.
(c) Arabia.
(d) Thebes.

4. The people of Thebes regard Oedipus as a ________.
(a) Tyrant.
(b) Sinner.
(c) Hero.
(d) Murderer.

5. "White haired" women, "housewives," and young virgins are all described to be ___________.
(a) Equal victims.
(b) Equal beings.
(c) Equal culprits.
(d) Equal criminals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a Spinx?

2. In the opening of the Background, Laius has kidnapped, assaulted and murdered ______ son?

3. Who represents Eteocles' stubbornness while his shield represents Eteocles' passions?

4. Where does Polyneices go to marry a princess?

5. Who does Eteocles accuse of bringing down the city's morale?

(see the answer key)

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