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Oedipus Rex Study Guide

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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If you need to review the play ''Oedipus Rex'' for homework, class project or exam, check out this self-paced ''Oedipus Rex'' Study Guide course. The course's engaging lessons and quizzes can also be used by independent learners and teachers who want to supplement their literature lessons.
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Lesson 1 - Sophocles: Biography & Plays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Oedipus Rex by Sophocles: Summary, Theme & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9921].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9921].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Oedipus Rex Time Period Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Prophecy in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192467].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192467].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Oedipus' Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192469].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192469].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Fate Quotes in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192471].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192471].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Hubris Quotes in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192473].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192473].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Oedipus Rex Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Quotes from Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172513].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172513].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172517].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172517].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Flashcards - Oedipus Rex Vocabulary Flashcards
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Lesson 1 - Greek Tragedy: Definition, Characteristics & Plays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9797].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9797].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Climactic Plot Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Oedipus Rex Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192481].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192481].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Dramatic Irony in Oedipus Rex: Quotes & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172511].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172511].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Motifs in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Peripeteia in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Anagnorisis in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192487].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192487].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Hamartia in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192489].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192489].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Catharsis in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Oedipus Rex: Literary Criticism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192493].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192493].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Tiresias in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192497].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192497].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Polybus in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192499].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192499].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Who is Creon in Oedipus Rex? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192501].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192501].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Chorus in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192503].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192503].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Who was Oedipus' Father? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Who was Oedipus' Mother? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192507].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192507].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Who were Oedipus' Children? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192509].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192509].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Antigone Character Traits and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - The Oracle at Delphi in Oedipus Rex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192511].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[192511].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Oedipus Rex: Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172515].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172515].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - How Is Oedipus a Tragic Hero? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172521].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[172521].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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