Iphigenia in Taurus Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Iphigenia tell the King that the young strangers told her was prospering and alive?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Electra.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her father.

2. When Iphigenia is telling King Thoas what must be done for purification of the sacrifices, he tells her that what two things are very proper?
(a) Her loyalty and concern.
(b) Her love and purity.
(c) Her carefulness and swiftness.
(d) Her care and piety.

3. When Iphigenia enters the scene from the temple, where does she ask King Thoas to stand?
(a) By the pillars.
(b) At the door.
(c) At the altar.
(d) By the image of Artemis.

4. In Part 3, when Iphigenia suggests that Orestes deliver a letter to Argos, what does Orestes suggest they change about Iphigenia's plan?
(a) That no one will deliver the letter because he doesn't trust Iphigenia.
(b) That he and Pylades both deliver the letter.
(c) That they will send a member of the Chorus to deliver the letter and both men will face death.
(d) That Pylades deliver the letter and Orestes stay to be sacrificed.

5. When Iphigenia is having the conversation with Orestes and Pylades outside the temple, she asks Orestes where Helen is. What does Orestes tell Iphigenia?
(a) That Helen has asked for forgiveness.
(b) That Helen is back in Sparta with her first husband.
(c) That Helen is dead.
(d) That Helen is in Troy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 5 of Iphigenia in Taurus, the first person to speak asks if something is blazing. What does this person inquire about?

2. When Iphigenia is telling the King about the young strangers trying to win her heart, what does she claim that she hates?

3. Iphigenia tells the Chorus that she is the doomed victim of what?

4. Who enters as Iphigenia is speaking to the Chorus?

5. When Iphigenia tells the King that the young strangers were trying to win her heart, who does she claim the strangers told her about?

(see the answer key)

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