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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King


by Sophocles

Oedipus the King: When a Hero Complex and an Oedipus Complex Meet Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Oedipus the King? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why did Creon approach Apollo?

Because it’s showtime
To kill him
To ask his advice
To demand the crown
Q. What will cause the curse to be lifted?

If the murderer of Laius is murdered
If the murderer of Laius is found and prosecuted
If the murderer of Laius sacrifices his first born
If someone kills that darn billy goat
Q. What physical disability does Teiresias have?

He is missing one leg
He is blind
He has leprosy
He is left-handed
Q. Whom does Teiresias say killed Laius?

No one killed Laius - he’s just naturally that pale
Q. What does Jocasta tell Oedipus about prophets?

They have been wrong before
They are always right
They’re not as reliable as a psychic reading at Madame Dupont’s on Park and 73rd
That Amazon will make one soon