Antigone Historical Context Quiz
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Laius and Jocasta are Antigone's _____.
Laius and Jocasta rule _____.
Who does Laius visit to get guidance for his kingdom?
What is the prediction which the King is given?
That his family will rule Thebes for a thousand years to come.
That his wife will marry his son and then kill him.
That the son will kill the father and marry the mother.
That John Snow is actually a Targarian and is the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
What is Laius' son's name?
How does Laius try to kill Oedipus?
He sets him adrift at sea.
He gives him to a servant to leave in the woods.
He takes him to the top of the mountain.
He casts him into the sacrificial well.
How is Oedipus saved from death as a child?
He is found by villagers and raised as a farmer.
He is found by wolves and raised by the pack.
He is found by a sorcerer who raises him to be a King.
He is found and adopted by the King and Queen of a neighboring kingdom.
What is the prophecy that the Oracle tells Oedipus?
That he will kill his brother and inherit the kingdom.
That he will burn the village and take the land by force.
That he will kill his uncle and marry his sister.
That he will kill his father and marry his mother.
How does Oedipus kill his father?
He shoots him with a crossbow after tracking him down.
He accidentally kills him with poison which was intended for his brother.
He kills him when the two pass each other on the road and get into an argument.
They duel over the right to rule the kingdom.
What is the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx?
What does the city of Thebes do for Oedipus when he defeats the Sphinx?
They make him King
They make him a pie.
They give him an enchanted bow.
They pay him in gold.
After made King of Thebes, what happens to Jocasta?
She is killed and her body is burned.
She is married to Oedipus and made a Queen anew.
She is thrown out of the Kingdom and left poor and dirty.
She leaves the Kingdom to find Laius
After Thebes falls into plague, what does Oedipus do?
Sacrifices to the gods.
Leaves the city to find a new home.
Build a hospital.
Visits the Oracle again.
What does the Oracle tell Oedipus that the plague is?
A curse on the city for letting the murderer of the former King of Thebes go unpunished.
A curse on the city for allowing the previous King of Thebes to die.
A curse on the city for letting the people pray to new gods.
A curse on the city for not listening to The Oracle.
What does Oedipus do when he is made aware that he is the murderer and has killed his father and married his mother?
He goes mad and kills his wife/mother.
He goes mad and gouges out his own eyes.
He goes mad and drowns himself.
He goes mad and tries to kill his children.
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