The Ultimate
Oedipus Rex
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 12

Who killed the previous king of Thebes?

  • Oedipus
  • Laius
  • Jocasta
  • Creon

Question 2 of 12

Who does Oedipus send to the oracle at Delphi?

  • Creon
  • Polyneices
  • Antigone
  • Eteocles

Question 3 of 12

Who is Tiresias?

  • A blind prophet
  • One of the Gods
  • An oracle
  • The king of Corinth

Question 4 of 12

Why did Oedipus leave Corinth?

  • To prevent a prophecy
  • He was exiled
  • To find his real parents
  • To find who killed Laius

Question 5 of 12

What does the messenger from Corinth tell Oedipus?

  • His father is dead
  • His mother is dead
  • Both his parents are dead
  • His parents request for him to come home

Question 6 of 12

What will cure the city of the plague?

  • Finding Laius' killer
  • Medicine
  • Nothing
  • Ridding of the ill citizens

Question 7 of 12

Which two people does Oedipus accuse of killing Laius?

  • Creon and Tiresias
  • Jocasta and Creon
  • Jocasta and Tiresias
  • Polybus and Merope

Question 8 of 12

What is the genre of this play?

  • Tragedy
  • Comedy
  • Satire
  • Epic

Question 9 of 12

Who is the author of this play?

  • Sophocles
  • Euripides
  • Aristotle
  • Aeschylus

Question 10 of 12

How does Jocasta die?

  • She hangs herself
  • Creon kills her
  • Oedipus kills her
  • She doesn't die

Question 11 of 12

Who are Oedipus' real parents?

  • Laius and Jocasta
  • Polybus and Merope
  • Laius and Merope
  • Polybus and Jocasta

Question 12 of 12

How did Oedipus become blind?

  • He used the golden pins of Jocasta's dress and stabbed his eyes
  • He used the sword his servants fetched and stabbed his eyes
  • The gods sent birds to blind him
  • The gods punished him for calling Tiresias blind by making him blind

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