Oedipus Rex Analysis & Literary Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Symbols, themes, and motifs are all aspects of literature Sophocles used in his play, Oedipus Rex. What is a theme?

Question 2 2.

How is this quote from Oedipus Rex an example of dramatic irony?

''I did not think it fit that I should hear

of this from messengers but came myself,

I Oedipus whom all men call the Great.''

- Oedipus

Question 3 3. Which of the following quotes from Oedipus Rex is an example of dramatic irony?

Question 4 4. Euripides was considered an influential writer of Greek tragedy because he _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following was NOT one of Sophocles's contributions to the tragedy?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following scenarios is a real-world example of dramatic irony?

Question 7 7.

How is this quote from Oedipus Rex an example of dramatic irony?

On these accounts I, as for my own father,

Will fight this fight, and follow out every clue,

Seeking to seize the author of his murder.

- Oedipus

Question 8 8. Symbols are used throughout literature, including in Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex. What is a symbol?

Question 9 9. When were plays first staged in Greece?

Question 10 10. What is dramatic irony?

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Question 11 11. Why was Aeschylus considered an influential writer of Greek tragedy?

Question 12 12. Throughout his play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses the recurring motif of blindness and sight. What theme does this motif support?

Question 13 13. Sophocles uses three main motifs in his play Oedipus Rex. What is a motif?

Question 14 14. Throughout his play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses the recurring motif of illness and self-harm. What theme does this motif support?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE about the great Greek playwrights?

Oedipus Rex Analysis & Literary Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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