Prophecy in Oedipus Rex


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What is a prophecy?

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1. What key prophecy initiated a tragic chain of events in 'Oedipus Rex'?

2. In 'Oedipus Rex', who tells Oedipus that he will go blind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will help define what you know about Oedipus' prophecy. For success on the quiz, you'll need to define prophecy and recognize how it is contextualized within the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Learn how well you know how to:

  • Identify who delivers the prophecy related to Oedipus' vision
  • Determine what happens to Oedipus as a child
  • Recognize why Oedipus searches for the murderer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Oedipus' prophecy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the initial prophecy that led to other tragic events in the play
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the prophecy is dealt with by the characters in the story

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Prophecy in Oedipus Rex to learn more about the story. These following study guidelines will be covered:

  • Define self-fulfilling prophecy
  • Understand what an oracle is
  • Recognize the differences between the prophecies