Copyright

Who were Oedipus' Children?

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of Oedipus' four children fails to make a physical appearance in any of Sophocles' Oedpus plays?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Why does Oedpius curse both his sons?

2. Ismene appears to be little more than a sidekick to her father and sister. When Ismene shows some of her character's strength in Antigone, it gets her in trouble with her sister. Why does Antigone claim to disown Ismene as a sister?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The knowledge required to be successful on these assessments extends to Oedipus' relationships with his children. You must know how they treated him and how he treated them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test knowledge of:

  • Why Antigone disowns Ismene as a sister
  • Oedipus' denial of support to Polyneices
  • Which of Oedipus' children does not appear in Sophecles' Oedipus plays

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Antigone is considered the strongest of Oedipus' children
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Oedipus' children
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why Oedipus curses both his sons

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Who were Oedipus' Children? will teach you more about his family. The objectives covered include the following:

  • Review Eteocles
  • Understand why Oedipus and Polyneices' relationship is strained
  • Name Oedipus' four children
Support