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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does the King of Thebes address in the city?
(a) Women citizens.
(b) All citizens.
(c) Male citizens.
(d) Working citizens.

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

4. The imagery in general represents a basic element of the Greek philosophy of ________.
(a) Time.
(b) Location.
(c) Space.
(d) Existence.

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

6. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ him.
(a) Kill.
(b) Blind.
(c) Lie.
(d) Imprision.

7. Plays in ancient Greece are produced as part of what type of ceremony?
(a) A religious festival.
(b) A eulogy.
(c) A pilgrimage.
(d) An offering.

8. What is a Spinx?
(a) Half-woman, half-lion.
(b) Half-woman, half-goat.
(c) Half-man, half-lion.
(d) Half-man, half-horse.

9. How many Gates of Thebes are there?
(a) 9.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 7.

10. Plays based on Greek legend usually involve a generation after generation repeating a ______.
(a) Crime.
(b) Fable.
(c) Story.
(d) Resistance.

11. What are the two plays leading up to "Seven Against Thebes" named?
(a) Polyneices and Eteocles.
(b) Ismene and Antigone.
(c) Laius and Oedipus.
(d) The Oracle and The Spinx.

12. What is another name for the manifestation of the Curse of Oedipus?
(a) The Oracle.
(b) The Fury.
(c) The Blind.
(d) The Scary.

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

14. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?
(a) Demolish the city.
(b) Run away.
(c) Go hide.
(d) Prepare to defend the city.

15. The belief system of ancient Greece is that existence depends upon _____, or the will of the gods?
(a) Destiny.
(b) Fate.
(c) Luck.
(d) Free will.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Eteocles call upon to fight to protect the land and the city of Thebes?

2. Who is the King of Thebes at the opening of part 1?

3. Who runs on with news that the seven powerful generals of the attacking army have performed a blood sacrifice?

4. Imagery throughout the play is based on ________.

5. What is the setting of the play?

(see the answer keys)

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