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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The theme of these legends also states that the after-effects can last for generations, which means it's better to listen to the will of __________.
(a) Their parents.
(b) Their ancestors.
(c) Themselves.
(d) The gods.

3. Who does Eteocles pray to in the beginning of part 1?
(a) Antigone.
(b) The Scout.
(c) God.
(d) Zeus.

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

5. The image of Thebes is of a ________.
(a) Woman.
(b) Man.
(c) Child.
(d) Teenager.

6. Who solves the Riddle of the Spinx?
(a) Oedipus.
(b) Laius.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Ismene.

7. Who does Eteocles call upon to fight to protect the land and the city of Thebes?
(a) Everyone.
(b) The man.
(c) The children.
(d) The woman.

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

9. When Oedipus' crimes are revealed, what happens to Jocasta?
(a) She becomes ruler of Thebes.
(b) She blinds herself.
(c) She is murdered.
(d) She commits suicide.

10. Plays performed in ancient Greece highlight all of the following aspects of city life, except _____.
(a) Private life.
(b) Religious life.
(c) Cultural life.
(d) Social life.

11. Who runs on with news that the seven powerful generals of the attacking army have performed a blood sacrifice?
(a) A scout.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) A carpenter.
(d) A blacksmith.

12. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.
(a) The Land.
(b) The Ocean.
(c) The Sky.
(d) The Earth.

13. What does Eteocles compare Thebes and its land to?
(a) Their mother.
(b) Their brother.
(c) Their father.
(d) Their sister.

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

15. As punishment for his crime, if Laius fathered any children, what would happen to the city of Thebes?
(a) It would be infested.
(b) It would be safe.
(c) It would rule all nations.
(d) It would be destroyed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the original language of the play "Seven Against Thebes?"

2. How many Gates of Thebes are there?

3. After Oedipus' adopts father is killed, Oedipus seeks revenge and kills _______ .

4. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?

5. What is the genre of Seven Against Thebes?

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