Who were Oedipus' Children?


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

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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?

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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