Polybus in Oedipus Rex


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In the story of Oedipus, who is Polybus?

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1. In Greek myth, Polybus is king of what city?

2. Which of the following characters does not appear in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who is Polybus in Oedipus Rex? Gauge your knowledge of this person by using the quiz and worksheet. On the quiz, you will learn about the city Polybus is king of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Who Oedipus is afraid he is going to kill
  • A character who doesn't appear in Oedipus Rex
  • The city that Polybus is the king of
  • Who Polybus is
  • How Oedipus comes to realize what he has done

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Polybus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about Oedipus and his motives
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the city that Polybus rules

Additional Learning

Learn more about this character using the lesson called Polybus in Oedipus Rex. You can review more about:

  • The two dads of Oedipus
  • Characteristics of Polybus
  • Why Polybus is important