Oedipus Rex Quiz Scene 1


1. What is Oedipus’ plan to catch the murderer? Will it work?


2. How does Oedipus respond, quite rationally, to Teiresias' refusal to tell what he knows?


3. At what moment does the scene turn on a hinge? (peripeteia)


4. What does Oedipus suspect when he hears Teiresias’ claim?


5. What curse does Teiresias level at Oedipus?


EC How did Teiresias gain his powers of prophecy?