Quiz on Dionysus, Cadmus and Europa, and The Sphinx


1.       How was Dionysus conceived?

2.       How did Dionysus escape from the pirates?

3.       How did Pentheus die?

4.       Why was Cadmus sent to Greece from Phonecia?

5.       Whom did Cadmus defeat in order to found Thebes?

6.       Whom did he marry?

7.       What strange fate befell all of his children?

8.       How does his story end?

9.       What answer did Oedipus give to the Sphinx’s question?

10.   How did he discover who he really was?


E.C. What does Oedipus’ name mean?