Oedipus Rex Characters Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Greek myth, Polybus is king of what city?

Question 2 2. Oedipus Rex is a Greek Tragedy written by what playwright?

Question 3 3. In the play Antigone, Antigone would rather die than let her brother's body rot in the street because _____.

Question 4 4. Many tragic heroes are brought down by a specific weakness, such as Oedipus' excessive pride in Oedipus Rex. What term describes this weakness?

Question 5 5. Which of the following characters does not appear in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following characters does not appear in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex?

Question 7 7. The plot of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex concerns the hunt for which character's murderer?

Question 8 8. In the Oedipus myth, Laius is king of what city?

Question 9 9. Which of the following has the most in common with Oedipus in Oedipus Rex?

Question 10 10. In the Oedipus myth, who is Oedipus afraid he is going to kill?

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Question 11 11. In the play Antigone, Antigone can best be described as _____.

Question 12 12. Who was the first critic to describe tragedy as a poetic form?

Question 13 13. In the Oedipus myth, who is Oedipus' biological father?

Question 14 14. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus thinks he has avoided his fate of killing his father and marrying his mother when which character dies?

Question 15 15. In the play Antigone, Creon ordered that Polyneices will not receive an honorable burial. Antigone goes against the law and buries the body which shows _____.

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Question 16 16. Aristotle said a tragic hero should be a great man but the audience must also be able to relate to him. What word did he use to describe the balance between these things?

Question 17 17. In the play Antigone, Antigone _____ the role of a female in ancient Greece because _____.

Question 18 18. In the story of Oedipus, who is Polybus?

Question 19 19. In the play Antigone, Antigone goes against the law to support her family member. While her intentions are honorable with regards to family loyalty, her actions _____.

Question 20 20. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, the death of what character causes the realization of what Oedipus has done?

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