Motifs in Oedipus Rex


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Sophocles uses three main motifs in his play Oedipus Rex. What is a motif?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Symbols, themes, and motifs are all aspects of literature Sophocles used in his play, Oedipus Rex. What is a theme?

2. Symbols are used throughout literature, including in Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex. What is a symbol?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Within this quiz and worksheet, you'll find questions centered around motifs found in Oedipus Rex. You'll also be tested on the impact of other literary elements in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet examines the following literary elements and aspects of Oedipus Rex:

  • Motifs
  • Theme
  • Symbols

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define motif and theme
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match motifs with the themes they support in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symbols

Additional Learning

To study more closely these facets of the play, you can check out the adjoining lesson titled Motifs in Oedipus Rex. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the plot of the play
  • Understand why motifs are used
  • Explore the function of themes and symbols