Oedipus Rex Time Period


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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex was written in approximately what year?

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1. Oedipus lived during what period in the mythological history of Greece?

2. What century was considered The Golden Age of Ancient Greece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the context of Oedipus Rex with this worksheet and interactive quiz. Among other things, you will need to know the year of the text's origin and a particular historical period of Greece that is appropriate to the main character of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess the following:

  • Identify the time period of The Golden Age of Ancient Greece
  • Recognize when the book most likely took place
  • Understand why the author wrote the book

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on context for Oedipus Rex
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ancient Greece and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Oedipus lived

Additional Learning

Use the accompanying lesson called Oedipus Rex Time Period for further information on the subject. The following study objectives will be adhered to:

  • Analyze the time and legends in ancient Greece
  • Understand who Sophocles was
  • Define Greek mythology
  • Name some Greek heroes
  • Define tragedy