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Full Book Quiz

1. Which of the three Theban plays was probably written


last?

 Oedipus at Colonus

 No one knows

 Oedipus the King

 Antigone

2. How many children does Oedipus have?

 2

 3

 4

 None

3. In Oedipus the King, whose murder must be avenged to


end the plague in Thebes?

 Creon’s

 Polybus’s

 Laius’s

 Polynices’
4. Which of Oedipus’s children does not appear in Oedipus
at Colonus?

 Antigone

 Polynices

 Eteocles

 Ismene

5. What does the name “Oedipus” mean?

 “Incest-monger”

 “King of Thebes”

 “Swollen foot”

 “Blinded by Fate”

6. Which of the three Theban plays was probably written


first?

 No one knows

 Oedipus the King

 Oedipus at Colonus

 Antigone

7. In what country was Oedipus raised?


 Colonus

 Thebes

 Corinth

 Athens

8. In which play does Tiresias not appear?

 Oedipus the King

 Antigone

 He appears in all three.

 Oedipus at Colonus

9. What sentence does Creon impose upon Antigone for


violating his edict prohibiting Polynices’ burial?

 She must be hanged.

 Her eyes must be stabbed out.

 She must be banished.

 She must be buried alive.

10. What is Creon’s relationship to Jocasta?

 Brother
 Father

 Son

 Uncle

11. What does Oedipus use to stab out his own eyes?

 Knives

 Sticks

 The brooches from Jocasta’s robe

 The horns of a sacrificial bull

12. From whose curse did Oedipus rescue Thebes?

 The Sphinx’s

 Laius’s

 Apollo’s

 Creon’s

13. Who speaks last in each of the Theban plays?

 Ismene
 Creon

 A messenger

 The Chorus

14. Whom was Antigone meant to marry?

 Polynices

 Haemon

 Eteocles

 She was not meant to be married.

15. Which god did Athenian theatrical performances


celebrate?

 Athena

 Zeus

 Dionysus

 Sophocles

16. Which of the following characters remains alive


throughout the three Theban plays?

 Oedipus

 Creon
 Antigone

 Jocasta

17. Where was Laius killed?

 On a one-lane bridge

 Between a rock and a hard place

 In the mountains of Corinth

 At a three-way crossroads

18. In Oedipus at Colonus, how does Creon attempt to


coerce Oedipus to return to Thebes?

 He kidnaps his daughters.

 He bribes Theseus.

 He threatens war with Polynices.

 He promises Oedipus new eyes.

19. What does Oedipus prophecy about Polynices and


Eteocles?

 They will rule Thebes together.

 They will die at each other’s hands.


 They will be betrayed by Creon.

 They will sleep with their mother and kill their father.

20. Who is the last remaining survivor of Oedipus’s family?

 Ismene

 Antigone

 Oedipus

 Eteocles

21. Which of the following deaths occurs onstage?

 Oedipus’s

 Jocasta’s

 Antigone’s

 None of these deaths occurs onstage.

22. What does Creon do just before he finds Antigone dead?

 Banishes Tiresias

 Argues with his wife, Eurydice

 Gives Polynices a proper burial

 Visits the oracle


23. What is the name of the character who helps Oedipus
in Oedipus at Colonus?

 Merope

 Polybus

 Theseus

 Cadmus

24. Which of the following characters does not commit


suicide?

 Antigone

 Ismene

 Haemon

 Eurydice

25. To whom do the woods belong where Oedipus at


Colonustakes place?

 Euripides

 The Eumenides

 Eteocles

 Theseus

Analysis of Major Characters Quick Quiz


1 of 5

What about Oedipus is both dangerous and good?

 His thoughtlessness

 His loyalty

 His swiftness

 His attention to detail

2 of 5

What or who is Oedipus trying to keep up with?

 His daughters

 Creon

 His appetite

 His fate

3 of 5

What trait does Antigone have that her father does not?

 Remembering the past

 Knowing people’s intentions

 Hurting people

 Letting go of anger

4 of 5

What concept does Antigone often draw attention to?


 Men vs women

 Divine vs human law

 Prophecy vs choice

 Adaptability vs stubbornness

5 of 5

The Chorus usually does what?

 Provides thought-provoking questions

 Sings beautifully

 Gets the last word

 Roots for the enemy

You answered 3 out of 5 questions correctly.

Antigone 1091-1470 Quick Quiz

1 of 5

What promise does Creon break?

 To follow Tiresias' advice

 To receive Antigone's apology

 To spare Ismene's life

 To honor Haemon's request

2 of 5

How does the Chorus react to Tiresias' prophecy?


 It is defiant.

 It is amused.

 It is embarrassed.

 It is frightened.

3 of 5

What does Creon ultimately decide to do about Antigone?

 Banish her

 Execute her

 Marry her

 Spare her

4 of 5

What does Haemon try to do before killing himself?

 Revive Antigone

 Denounce the gods

 Say farewell to his mother

 Kill Creon

5 of 5

Who kills herself as a result of Haemon's death?

 Eurydice
 Ismene

 Antigone

 Jocasta

Antigone 1-416 Quick Quiz

1 of 5

Who has just died at the beginning of Antigone?

 Oedipus and Jocasta

 Eteocles and Polynices

 Creon and Theseus

 Antigone and Haemon

2 of 5

Why won't Ismene help Antigone bury Polynices?

 She is afraid of breaking the king's order.

 She is disgusted by corpses.

 She wants to honor the laws of the gods.

 She fears that Polynices's troops will attack them.

3 of 5

What will happen to Eteocles' body?


 It will be fed to crows.

 It will be mummified.

 It will be burned at the city walls.

 It will get a hero's burial.

4 of 5

What does the Chorus say about Creon's command regarding Polynices?

 It is disgusted by Creon's cruelty.

 It hopes Creon changes his mind.

 It will follow Creon's wishes.

 It thinks Creon is following divine law.

5 of 5

Whom does the Chorus say may have buried Polynices?

 Antigone

 Ismene

 The gods

 Polynices's soldiers

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