Who was Oedipus' Mother?


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What does Jocasta do when she finds out the truth about her second husband, Oedipus?

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1. Which of Jocasta's actions BEST shows her devotion as Laius' wife?

2. Which of the following actions of Jocasta BEST shows what a progressive woman she is for her time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will help you to discern what you've grasped about Oedipus' mother. Questions will test you on things like Jocasta's reaction to Oedipus and her loyalty as Laius' wife.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider the following:

  • Identify in what way Jocasta is a progressive woman
  • Recognize how Jocasta goes against her religion
  • Define hubris

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Oedipus' mother
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of religion to analyze Jocasta's attempt to change her son's destiny
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jocasta's personality

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, we've prepared the lesson named Who was Oedipus' Mother? The following will be addressed:

  • Understand where the term 'Oedipus Complex' comes from
  • Identify Jocasta's two husbands
  • Assess the skeptic side of her nature
  • Recognize what makes her horrified and ashamed