Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King


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What does Oedipus' name mean in Greek?

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1. Which of these acts as foreshadowing in Oedipus the King?

2. Who is Oedipus' father, whom he kills in the events before Oedipus the King?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of the use of foreshadowing in Oedipus the King by completing this quiz and worksheet. You must know about specific events predicted and plot details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on the following:

  • Oedipus' wife
  • The Greek meaning of the name Oedipus
  • Oedipus' father

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tools used to create foreshadowing in Oedipus the King
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Oedipus the King
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the title of the traditional Greek figure who receives and gives messages from the gods

Additional Learning

Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King is a lesson that will teach you about how this literary element is used in the text. The objectives covered include:

  • Define foreshadowing
  • Know the role of the blind seer
  • Define dialogue