Oedipus
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This person wrote Oedipus Rex
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It is the city in which Oedipus
Rex takes place
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This patron god of music,
poetry, oracles, plague, and
knowledge serves as one of
the main mythological figures
in the play. Also, it is at this
god’s temple in Delphi where
Oedipus’ prophecy is first
revealed.
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Although only seven survive
today, this is the number of
plays Sophocles wrote (We will
accept answers within 5 of the
actual number)
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It is the year in which Oedipus
Rex was written
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These are the names of
Oedipus’ real mother and
father
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This is how Oedipus became
king
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The two individuals Oedipus
accuses of betraying him in an
attempt to seize the crown for
themselves
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The “cure” to the plague that is
ravaging the kingdom at the
beginning of the play, at least
according to the oracles
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This was the reason why an
infant Oedipus was left to die
by his real parents
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This is commonly referred to
as the “opposite of tragedy,”
when in reality that may not be
the case
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These are two components of
Tragedy (There are many
possible answers!)
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This person is the reason for
the fall of Oedipus
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These are two of Oedipus’
tragic flaws (natural
misgivings which lead to his
own failure)
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A term coined by Aristotle to
describe a protagonist who is
perfect, except for one or two
natural shortcomings which
typically bring about his/her
failure
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“O light, let me look at you one
final time, a man who stands
revealed as cursed, cursed by
birth, cursed by my own
family, and cursed by murder
where I should not have killed”
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“Why should a man whose
life seems ruled by chance
live in fear– a man who
never looks ahead, who has
no certain vision of his
future? It’s best to live
haphazardly, as best one
can”
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Daily Double!!!
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This is the main function of
the chorus
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This is the answer Oedipus
would give to the question of
fate vs. free will (Again, there
are two possible answers…
You must convince me of why
one might be better than the
other!)
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FINAL JEOPARDY
Mythology
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This is the Sphinx’s riddle (and
accompanying answer)
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What goes on four feet in the
morning, two legs at noon, and
on three legs in the evening?
(A Human)
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JEOPARDY!
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