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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. something that causes pain or suffering; suffering; the plagues the city's suffering; the children dying is an affliction; the murder is the cause
  2. a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess (they were harboring a murderer and is he isn't brought to juice, the city will be destroyed by this killer plague) prediction about the future (in Oedipus, these priests and priestess serve Apollo)
  3. the state of being polluted; the city itself is polluted by the plague and also the murderer who has not been brought to justice; the crops are also defiled by the plague that's destroying them; Oedipus is defiled
  4. dead and rotting flesh, Chorus in its song referring to the Sphinx is....
  5. responsible; Oedipus is responsible to his people to find out about he plague, find the murderer, and punish him, even if him is himself

5 True/False questions

  1. Soothsayersomeone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge) Tieresisus.... Jocasta says you can't put any faith in soothsayers because they predicted that their sou would kill Laius and marry her, so Laius had their so murdered


  2. Humilityfreedom from pride; Oedipus is not free form pride. "Once more i must bring what is dark to light"; a sense of lowliness ; lowliness; Oedipus ain't got his either. "I, Oedipus, who bear the famous name" modesty, nope, Oedipus lacks it, he calls his people "My Children"


  3. Hubrisexcessive pride or self-confidence; it's the primary trait of the tragic hero; it's what will bring him down; Oedipus is excessively proud, has power, people come to him, people love him; saved his people from the sphinx


  4. Regicidemurder of a king; the murder of Laius


  5. Decrepitold and feeble; worn-out, ruined; Tiresias the most decrepit person there, Oedipus can't see the truth Tiresias can