Oedipus Rex by Sophocles: Summary, Theme & Analysis

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What does Oedipus' father do when he hears Oedipus' fate?

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1. What themes are at work in Oedipus Rex?

2. What does Oedipus do when he is told his fate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oedipus Rex is a play about the role of fate in people's lives. You can use this quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of the various aspects of this play. You will be asked questions about the reactions of Oedipus and his father upon hearing Oedipus's fate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Themes in the story
  • Answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Oedipus's reaction to learning he fulfilled the prophecy

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding themes in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters' reactions to hearing Oedipus's fate

Additional Learning

Analyze this story in greater depth by reading the lesson, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles: Summary, Theme & Analysis. These objectives will be covered:

  • Review the plot
  • Identify the flaws of Oedipus and his parents
  • Explore what happens when the plague hits his kingdom
  • Examine how the themes are interwoven throughout the tale
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