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Sophocles: Biography & Plays

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Besides playwright, what other job did Sophocles hold in his lifetime?

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1. What changes did Sophocles make to the tragedy?

2. What were Sophocles most famous plays?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sophocles was a famous Greek playwright, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you better understand the man. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life and works of Sophocles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Sophocles' competitors
  • How Sophocles changed the tragedy
  • Sophocles' other careers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sophocles' most famous plays
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the awards received by Sophocles

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about one of the most influential thinkers in history, examine the following lesson called Sophocles: Biography & Plays. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life of Sophocles
  • Understand the cultural impact of Sophocles' work
  • Know important works and playwrights
  • Identify key events occurring during Sophocles' life
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