Oedipus Rex Quiz Scenes 3 and 4


1.       What news does the messenger from Corinth bring?

2.       Describe Oedipus' reaction when he is told the news.

3.       How does the Messenger try to allay Oedipus' fears, thus precipitating the third perepeteia?

4.       What piece of evidence from the Messenger confirms the truth in Jocasta's mind?

5.       What two pieces of information does the witness in Scene 4 hold which complete the puzzle?


E.C. How does Oedipus torture the witness?