The Oracle at Delphi in Oedipus Rex


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The Oracle tells which character in Oedipus Rex that his son will murder him and marry his wife?

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1. The Oracle at Delphi dates back to roughly what time period?

2. In Oedipus Rex, the Oracle best represents which of the following Greek beliefs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to test what you understand about the Oracle at Delphi in Oedipus Rex. Questions will cover what the Oracle foretells and the time period of the book, among other things.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Address how well you know how to:

  • Identify specific Greek beliefs
  • Determine the modern hypothesis of how the Oracle received 'information' about the future
  • Assess the Oracle's name

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Oracle at Delphi in Oedipus Rex
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the son and his mother whom he was predicted to marry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient Greece

Additional Learning

Assess the lesson entitled The Oracle at Delphi in Oedipus Rex to learn more. Use the following study objectives:

  • Name the setting
  • Identify what is meant by soothsayers
  • Analyze the background of the storyline
  • Recognize some of the Oracle's dealings with the other characters