Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 16

Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 16

1. The Oedipus cycle of plays was written in what order? a. Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
b. Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Rex, Antigone
c. Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Rex
d. Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus
e. Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus

2. How much time separated the first play of the Oedipus cycle form the last? a. one year
b. three months
c. three years
d. forty years
e. one hundred years

3. The plague that the city of Thebes suffered from, in Oedipus Rex, was relevant to the Athenian audience because plague had entered their city when... a. they imported warriors from China
b. they imported warriors from Egypt
c. they imported infested livestock
d. people fleeing the Peloponnesian War overwhelmed the sanitary system
e. all of the above

4. Many Greek tragedies revolved around violating universal taboos, which was NOT one of those taboos? a. regicide
b. matricide
c. incest
d. patricide
e. matrimony

5. Jocasta believed that the appalling urges to commit these universal taboos was revealed... a. by soothsayers
b. by dreams
c. by parents
d. by children
e. all of the above

6. Freud compares Oedipus ferreting out the riddle of his identity with ... a. ferreting out the concerns of the unconscious
b. people's indifference to universal taboos
c. ignorance concerning the cause of plagues
d. discerning the order of nature
e. infanticide

7. In Freud's theory, the Oedipal complex is... a. the desire of males to kill their father and marry their mother
b. the desire of males to kill their parents and marry their sisters
c. the desire of males to be women
d. the desire of women to become like their fathers
e. all of the above

8. The God Apollo functions in the plot through... a. the seer Tiresias
b. the King of Thebes
c. the Oracle of Delphi
d. the dreams of Jocasta
e. children of Oedipus

9. Why does the God Apollo punish Thebes? a. because they cease to worship him
b. because they are warring with Athens
c. because they were blasphemous to the God Zeus
d. because they sided with the God Dionysis in opposition to him
e. because they failed to find and punish the murderer of the King of Thebes

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