Oedipus Rex Themes Video


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Which of the following is NOT a theme from Sophocles' Oedipus Rex?

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1. In Oedipus Rex, what are two examples of Oedipus using his free will?

2. Which literary device is used in conjunction with the theme of sight vs. blindness in Oedipus Rex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at the thematics of Oedipus the King. You'll be tested on how the play's themes are exemplified as well as related literary devices and plot points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is composed of questions concerning:

  • Themes found within Oedipus the King
  • The theme of fate vs. free will
  • Sight vs. blindness
  • The effect of Oedipus' actions on himself and his loved ones
  • Warnings given by Tiresias

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between thematics that are and aren't found within Oedipus the King as well as examples that do and do not demonstrate how Oedipus' actions affect himself and those around him
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn key details from the lesson on the themes of sight vs. blindness and fate vs. free will
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the riddles used by Tiresias to warn Oedipus

Additional Learning

To further study the thematics of the play, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Oedipus Rex Themes. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Explore the presence of figurative and literal blindness in the play
  • Familiarize yourself with the central characters of the story
  • Review the themes brought to light by various plot details and character developments