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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Plays based on Greek legend tend to be very _____.
(a) Violent.
(b) Peaceful.
(c) Serene.
(d) Calm.

3. Whose appearance and description of the armies is a typical device of classical Greek theatre?
(a) The Scout.
(b) The blacksmith.
(c) The king.
(d) The Chorus.

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

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

6. The theme of these legends is that giving in to human passion creates _________.
(a) Love..
(b) Suffering.
(c) Peace..
(d) Joy.

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

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

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

10. Any citizen in the _____ would know the story, or myth, that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on.
(a) Chorus.
(b) Play.
(c) World.
(d) Audience.

11. What type of violation is used to describe women being treated like treasures?
(a) Physical.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Biological.
(d) Spiritual.

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

13. The play "Seven Agaist Thebes" is the third in a _______ of plays.
(a) Series.
(b) Trilogy.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Tragedy.

14. In the opening of the Background, Laius has kidnapped, assaulted and murdered ______ son?
(a) Polyneices'.
(b) Pelops'.
(c) Eteocles'.
(d) Oedipus'.

15. Where does Polyneices go to marry a princess?
(a) The Oracle.
(b) Greece.
(c) The Spinx.
(d) Argos.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the King of Thebes in the beginning of the Background?

3. What are the two plays leading up to "Seven Against Thebes" named?

4. What is the name of Laius' son?

5. What is the setting of the play?

(see the answer keys)

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