OEDIPUS REX TRILOGY QUIZ

 


TOPIC 1 : OEDIPUS TRILOGY 

QUIZ ❓❓❓❓

1. Oedipus was born in ______ ?

Thebes✅

Verona  

Rome 


2. Whom does oedipus kills at crossroads? 

Laios ✅

Plolybus

Jocasta 

Merope 


3. Who is god of sun and healing in Greek Mythology? 

Apollo ✅

Zeus

Ares

Athena 


4. Mother later wife of Oedipus? 

Antigone

Isamene 

Jocasta ✅

Merope 


5. Who is brother of Jocasta

Oracle of Delphi

Tiresias

Creon ✅

Plolybus 


6. Surrogate father of Oedipus in Corinth ?

Laios 

Plolybus✅

Delphi

Tiresias 


7. Oedipus is son of , king of Thebes ?

Laios ✅

Plolybus

Delphi

Tiresias 


8. Who is blind prohpet and can see future ?

Laios 

Plolybus

Delphi

Tiresias ✅


9. Who predicts that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother?

Laios 

Plolybus

Oracle of Delphi✅

Tiresias 


10.Who is not a character in Oedipus?

Herdsman

Oracle 

Creon 

Postman✅


11. Which of the three Theban plays was probably written last?


Oedipus at Colonus✅

 No one knows

 Oedipus the King

 Antigone


12. How many children does Oedipus have?


2

3

4✅

None


13. In Oedipus the King, whose murder must be avenged to end the plague in Thebes?


Creon’s

 Polybus’s

 Laius’s✅

 Polynices’


14. Which of Oedipus’s children does not appear in Oedipus at Colonus?


Antigone

 Polynices

 Eteocles✅

 Ismene


15. What does the name “Oedipus” mean?


“Incest-monger”

 “King of Thebes”

 “Swollen foot”✅

 “Blinded by Fate”


16. Which of the three Theban plays was probably written first?


No one knows

 Oedipus the King

 Oedipus at Colonus

 Antigone✅


17. In what country was Oedipus raised?


Colonus

 Thebes

 Corinth✅

 Athens


18.  In which play does Tiresias not appear?


 Oedipus the King

 Antigone

 He appears in all three.

 Oedipus at Colonus✅


19. What sentence does Creon impose upon Antigone for violating his edict prohibiting Polynices’ burial?


She must be hanged.

 Her eyes must be stabbed out.

 She must be banished.

 She must be buried alive.✅


20. What is Creon’s relationship to Jocasta?


Brother✅

 Father

 Son

 Uncle


21. What does Oedipus use to stab out his own eyes?


Knives

 Sticks

 The brooches from Jocasta’s robe✅

 The horns of a sacrificial bull


22. From whose curse did Oedipus rescue Thebes?


The Sphinx’s✅

 Laius’s

 Apollo’s

 Creon’s


23. Who speaks last in each of the Theban plays?


 Ismene

 Creon

 A messenger

 The Chorus✅


24. Whom was Antigone meant to marry?


 Polynices

 Haemon✅

 Eteocles

 She was not meant to be married.


25. Which god did Athenian theatrical performances celebrate?


 Athena

 Zeus

 Dionysus✅

 Sophocles


26. Which of the following characters remains alive throughout the three Theban plays?


 Oedipus

 Creon✅

 Antigone

 Jocasta


27. Where was Laius killed?


 On a one-lane bridge

 Between a rock and a hard place

 In the mountains of Corinth

 At a three-way crossroads✅


28. In Oedipus at Colonus, how does Creon attempt to coerce Oedipus to return to Thebes?


 He kidnaps his daughters.✅

 He bribes Theseus.

 He threatens war with Polynices.

 He promises Oedipus new eyes.


29. What does Oedipus prophecy about Polynices and Eteocles?


 They will rule Thebes together.

 They will die at each other’s hands.✅

 They will be betrayed by Creon.

 They will sleep with their mother and kill their father.


30. Who is the last remaining survivor of Oedipus’s family?


 Ismene✅

 Antigone

 Oedipus

 Eteocles


31. Which of the following deaths occurs onstage?


 Oedipus’s

 Jocasta’s

 Antigone’s

 None of these deaths occurs onstage.✅


32. What does Creon do just before he finds Antigone dead?


 Banishes Tiresias

 Argues with his wife, Eurydice

 Gives Polynices a proper burial✅

 Visits the oracle


33. What is the name of the character who helps Oedipus in Oedipus at Colonus?


 Merope

 Polybus

 Theseus✅

 Cadmus


34. Which of the following characters does not commit suicide?


 Antigone

 Ismene✅

 Haemon

 Eurydice


35. To whom do the woods belong where Oedipus at Colonus takes place?


Euripides

The Eumenides✅

Eteocles

Theseus

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