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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Imagery is used throughout the play to describe the _______ of women.
(a) Possession.
(b) Violation.
(c) Presence.
(d) Demand.

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

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

4. Who kills Oedipus' adopted father in the Background section of the play?
(a) Jocasta.
(b) Laius.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) Polyneices.

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

6. 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.

7. What does Eteocles compare his position to?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A ring leader.
(c) A Master.
(d) A Captain of a ship.

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

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

10. Seven Against Thebes is structured in what form?
(a) Traditional.
(b) New Age.
(c) Modern.
(d) Contemporary.

11. _______ rescues Oedipus and raises him to adulthood.
(a) A fisherman.
(b) A farmer.
(c) Jocasta.
(d) Ismene.

12. The story that "Seven Against Thebes" is based on is part of their background as a ____________.
(a) American.
(b) Englishmen.
(c) Greek.
(d) German.

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

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

15. To go against the will of the gods, or to make them angry, is to risk destruction. This is considered the _____ of the play.
(a) Plot.
(b) Moral.
(c) Scene.
(d) Theme.

Short Answer Questions

1. The will of the gods are metaphorically represented by _________.

2. Plays in ancient Greece are produced as part of what type of ceremony?

3. The Chorus of Women represents ___________.

4. What is the genre of Seven Against Thebes?

5. Why is Eteocles considered to be an illegal king?

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