These reading questions are what I use when I read Oedipus with my Gifted 9th Grade English classes. It focuses some on plot but more on figurative devices, types of irony (all six!), solving the mystery of Oedipus, the tragic hero, and a host of other things I find interesting. For example, there are questions about the Oracle of Delphi, liminal creatures, and the color imagery in the play. There are questions about metaphor, epithet, personification, symbolism, and characterization. There are lots more questions I can't think of right now. Answers are included.