5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- murder of a king; the murder of Laius
- excessive 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
- a humble request for help from someone in authority; the ply opens with the crying at the steeps of Oedipus-- they humbly ask him to save their children and their city as he did before
- responsible; Oedipus is responsible to his people to find out about he plague, find the murderer, and punish him, even if him is himself
- 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)
5 True/False questions
Duplicity → treachery, deceitfulness; Oedipus accuses Creon of , of making stuff up about him beings murderer and making Tieresisus say what he said
Soothsayer → someone 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
Profound → dead and rotting flesh, Chorus in its song referring to the Sphinx is....
Defilement → 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
Expedient → a means to an end; going to the Oracles (or the gods) is a means to an end as they either help them solve the problem or they fix it; bringing in Tiresias is...