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Oedipus the king test review

oedipus the king test review

Oedipus The King Review Multiple Choice Test 1

  • 1.

    • A.

      Asking the gods for help to stop the plague

    • B.

      Accusing Oedipus of killing Laius

    • C.

      Asking Teiresias to predict the future

  • 2.

    Where did Oedipus send Creon to at the beginning of the play?

    • A.

      To the Oracle of Delphi

    • B.

      To be banished from Thebes

    • C.

      To the crossroads to find Laius

  • 3.

    What information did Creon get from the Oracle at Delphi?

    • A.

      That Jocasta is going to leave Oedipus for Creon

    • B.

      That Teiresias killed Laius over money

    • C.

      That the killer of Laius must be found to save the city

  • 4.

    What should happen to the killer of Laius when he is found?

    • A.

      He must be put in jail for life

    • B.

      He must be sacrificed for the Sphinx

    • C.

      He must be banished from Thebes or put to death

  • 5.

    Why didn't anyone go investigate the murder of Lauis when it happened? (Why did they wait so many years after his death?)

    • A.

      Jocasta went into labor with Oedipus

    • B.

      The people wanted to cover up Oedipus's murder of Laius

    • C.

      The Sphinx was attacking the city

  • 6.

    What does Oedipus announce to the people of Thebes after he hears the news from the Oracle?

    • A.

      That if the killer of Laius confesses now, he will only be banished

    • B.

      That if anyone know who killed Laius, they should come and tell Oedipus

    • C.

  • 7.

    Who did the people of Thebes think had killed Laius?

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

  • 8.

    Who does Creon tell Oedipus to send for?

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

  • 9.

    What does Teiresias tell Oedipus when he arrives?

    • A.

      That he knows who killed Laius, but he won't tell Oedipus

    • B.

      That Jocasta killed Laius, so she could sleep with Creon

    • C.

      That Creon killed Laius

  • 10.

    How does Oedipus respond when Teiresias accuses him of killing Lauis?

    • A.

      He turns himself in to jail

    • B.

      He is happy to know the truth

    • C.

      He accuses Teiresias of murdering Laius with Creon

  • 11.

    How would you describe Oedipus attitude at the beginning of the play?

    • A.

      Arrogant and sure of himself

    • B.

      A bad king who is very lazy

    • C.

      Stupid and easily tricked

  • 12.

    What does Jocasta attempt to prove to Oedipus about Teiresias' prophecy?

    • A.

      That it's not true

    • B.

      That Teiresias is really his father

    • C.

      That Creon murdered Laius

  • 13.

    Where was Lauis killed?

    • A.

      While fighting in a battle

    • B.

      Traveling to Delphi

    • C.

      In jail for killing his son

  • 14.

    Why does Jocasta's story about the prophecy that Lauis received upset Oedipus?

    • A.

      His father, Polybus, was killed in the same way

    • B.

      He killed at man on the road

    • C.

      He fought in the battle that Laius was killed in

  • 15.

    What did the Oracle tell Oedipus when he was a young boy?

    • A.

      That his mother was Jocasta

    • B.

      That he should never go to Thebes

    • C.

      That he would marry his mother and kill his father

  • 16.

    What is Jocasta doing the next time she leaves the palace?

    • A.

      Killing her children

    • B.

      Running away from Thebes

    • C.

      Locking herself in her room to kill herself

  • 17.

    Who gave Oedipus to Polybus and Merope when he was a baby?

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

      The messenger

  • 18.

    What news does the messenger bring from Cornith?

    • A.

      That Polybus was not Oedipus's real father

    • B.

      That Polybus is dead

    • C.

  • 19.

    • A.

      She stabs the messenger

    • B.

      She is horribly upset and begs Oedipus to stop asking questions

    • C.

      She is happy that the truth has come out

  • 20.

    How did Jocosta die?

    • A.

      Creon poisons her

    • B.

      She kills herself

    • C.

      She gets eaten by the Sphinx

  • 21.

    What happens to Oedipus at the end of the play?

    • A.

      He stabs himself in the eyes

    • B.

      He is banished from Thebes

    • C.

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Oedipus accuses Teiresias and Creon of plotting against him.

Asking Teiresias to predict the future

  • 2.

    Where did Oedipus send Creon to at the beginning of the play?

    • A.

      To the Oracle of Delphi

    • B.

      To be banished from Thebes

    • C.

      To the crossroads to find Laius

  • 3.

    What information did Creon get from the Oracle at Delphi?

    • A.

      That Jocasta is going to leave Oedipus for Creon

    • B.

      That Teiresias killed Laius over money

    • C.

      That the killer of Laius must be found to save the city

  • 4.

    What should happen to the killer of Laius when he is found?

    • A.

      He must be put in jail for life

    • B.

      He must be sacrificed for the Sphinx

    • C.

  • )
    • A.

      Jocasta went into labor with Oedipus

    • B.

      The people wanted to cover up Oedipus's murder of Laius

    • C.

      The Sphinx was attacking the city

  • 6.

    What does Oedipus announce to the people of Thebes after he hears the news from the Oracle?

    • A.

      That if the killer of Laius confesses now, he will only be banished

    • B.

      That if anyone know who killed Laius, they should come and tell Oedipus

    • C.

  • 7.

    Who did the people of Thebes think had killed Laius?

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

  • 8.

    Who does Creon tell Oedipus to send for?

    • A.

    • B.

    • C.

  • 9.

  • That Creon killed Laius

  • 10.

    How does Oedipus respond when Teiresias accuses him of killing Lauis?

    • A.

      He turns himself in to jail

    • B.

      He is happy to know the truth

    • C.

      He accuses Teiresias of murdering Laius with Creon

  • 11.

    How would you describe Oedipus attitude at the beginning of the play?

    • A.

      Arrogant and sure of himself

    • B.

      A bad king who is very lazy

    • C.

      Stupid and easily tricked

  • 12.

    What does Jocasta attempt to prove to Oedipus about Teiresias' prophecy?

    • A.

      That it's not true

    • B.

      That Teiresias is really his father

    • C.

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