Oedipus Rex Quiz: Prologue

1. Name THREE of the calamities that recently have befallen Thebes as a result of the plague.

2. Which faction in the city would like to overthrow Oedipus’ power?

3. What is the symbolic meaning of Oedipus’ victory over the Sphinx?

4. What has Oedipus already secretly done to address the crisis?

5. What lame answer does Creon give when Oedipus asks him why he was never told of Laios’ murder?

EC Identify the moment when Oedipus slips and reveals that he is the murderer.