Hubris Quotes in Oedipus Rex


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What is hubris?

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1. How does Oedipus respond to Tiresias pointing a finger at him in Oedipus Rex?

2. What suggestion does the Senator make to Oedipus in Oedipus Rex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hubris was huge in Greek drama, and our unfortunate friend Oedipus has plenty of it. The questions on this worksheet and quiz will test you on exactly what hubris is, and how it is demonstrated in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz include:

  • When, according to the Chorus, envying someone is acceptable
  • Which act conferred greatness on Oedipus
  • What hubris is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Oedipus Rex to describe Oedipus's reaction when Tiresias points at him
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the Senator's suggestion to Oedipus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Oedipus did that made him a great man

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled, Hubris Quotes in Oedipus Rex to learn more. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Explain what aught means
  • Describe Oedipus' attitude toward his own errors
  • Discuss how Oedipus sees the gods' power