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The Chorus in Oedipus Rex

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Who wrote Oedipus Rex?

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1. What is the purpose of the chorus in Greek plays?

2. Who was Oedipus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz combination, you will answer test questions on Oedipus Rex, including who wrote it, the identity of the title character, and the role of the chorus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz cover:

  • The English translation for ''Rex''
  • Who wrote the play
  • What the chorus does

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Greek drama to explain the purpose for the chorus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about who Oedipus is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the chorus wears during performances

Additional Learning

Examine the lesson titled The Chorus in Oedipus Rex for additional information. The lesson will enable you to meet these objectives:

  • Describe strophe and antistrophe
  • Discuss the importance of the council of elders
  • Explain what happens to Oedipus
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