Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Background
1. Describe Laius' character.
2. Why did the Oracle of Apollo punish Laius and what was his punishment?
3. Describe Laius' reaction to the Oracle's foreshadowing of Oedipus' life. Was his reaction justified? Explain.
4. What is the importance of the Oracle of Apollo?
5. What is the significance of Oedipus being rescued and raised by a farmer?
6. Describe Oedipus' character.
7. Why was it important that Oedipus solved the Riddle of the Sphinx?
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