Quiz in Oedipus Rex
What is the theme expressed in the final ode?
How does Oedipus answer the chorus when asked if death would not have been preferable to his current state?
How does the language used to describe Oedipus blinding himself contribute to the catharsis of the audience?
Why doesn't Oedipus follow Jocasta to comfort her grief?
What is the importance of the messenger's announcement?
What can be inferred about Greek society based on this last stanza?
How does the chorus describe pride?
What is the chorus's attitude toward fate?
What does Jocasta's response to Oedipus's request say about the queen?
What trait did Oedipus demonstrate during this incident that he also showed with Tiresias and Creon?
Why does Oedipus need to speak with the Shepherd?
Why is this detail in Jocasta's story important to Oedipus?
How has Oedipus changed since the beginning of the play?
What is Creon implying here?
What is Creon implying?
How does the chorus respond to the confrontation between Oedipus and Tiresias?
What literary technique is employed in this passage?
How is Tiresias's reply to Oedipus an example of sarcasm?
According to Tiresias, in what ways is Oedipus blind?
What does this reveal about Oedipus's character?
Which of the play's themes are evoked in this passage?
What is Oedipus's response to Tiresias's revelation?
Why is Tiresias reluctant to tell Oedipus the truth?
How does Tiresias seem to occupy a place between mortals and gods?
Why are Oedipus's words ironic?
What does Oedipus do first to find out who killed King Laius?
What imagery is evoked here?
What is the function of this choral ode?
Dramatic irony is created when the audience knows more than one or more characters onstage. How does Oedipus’s saying he will search for Laius’s killer create dramatic irony?
Why did the Thebans fails to find the murderer of King Laius immediately after he was killed?
What did the oracle say they must do in order to lift the plague?