Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 16

Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 16

1. How many of Sophocles' 125 plays survived? a. 124
b. 130
c. 100
d. 10
e. 7

2. Oedipus Rex is about a Hero who... a. kills his father
b. blinds himself
c. seeks the murderer of the King of Thebes
d. marries his mother
e. all of the above

3. Oedipus Rex solves the riddle of... a. his identity
b. the Sphinx
c. the riddle of the murder of the King of Thebes
d. the riddle of the curse that lead him to flee from Corinth to avoid killing his father
e. all of the above

4. At the end of the play, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus is _______ by the Furies. a. killed
b. accepted
c. stoned
d. exiled
e. married

5. The answer to the riddle of the Sphinx is... a. knowledge
b. Apollo
c. man
d. God
e. all of the above

6. Antigone chooses to risk death because... a. she has been "ruined"
b. she wanted to bury her brother
c. she wanted to be queen
d. she learned her father was dead
e. all of the above

7. During Sophocles' life, Athens fought what city-state in the Peloponnesian War? a. Thebes
b. Egypt
c. Greece
d. Rome
e. Gaul

8. Which of the following was NOT one of the functions of the Athenian constitution? a. women's rights
b. mechanisms for government
c. preventing special interest groups from gaining too much power
d. preventing individuals fr om gaining too much power
e. procuring justice

9. During the Peloponnesian War, Athenians were seen to turn to whom, much as they had previously turned to Heroes in Greek myth? a. Apollo
b. the Emperor
c. women
d. generals
e. teachers

10. Another name for the Furies, the Eumenides, means... a. the Goddess
b. the cursed ones
c. the kindly ones
d. the Amazons
e. pale queens

11. In the culture of Greece at the time of Sophocles' plays, trust in human experience also conveyed the idea that humans... a. increasingly distrusted the actions of the gods
b. were growing more used to anarchy
c. were allowing mor e promiscuous behavior
d. could violate taboos with impunity
e. all of the above

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