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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Iphigenia feel like the rites she celebrates are unfit for song?
(a) Because she "sings a song of death".
(b) Because she "lures men in only to kill them".
(c) Because she helps "drench an altar with blood of travelers".
(d) Because she helps "sail men's body to sea".

2. 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 Pylades deliver the letter and Orestes stay to be sacrificed.
(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 no one will deliver the letter because he doesn't trust Iphigenia.

3. When Iphigenia is speaking with King Thoas about the image moving, she tells him that something else happened as well as the movement. What else does Iphigenia say happened with the image?
(a) It raised its sword.
(b) Its eyelids closed.
(c) It rocked back and forth and spoke.
(d) It fell.

4. 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 carefulness and swiftness.
(c) Her love and purity.
(d) Her care and piety.

5. Who are Artemis' parents?
(a) Apollo and Leto.
(b) Zeus and Leto.
(c) Zeus and Athena.
(d) Apollo and Athena.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Iphigenia tell the King that the young strangers told her was prospering and alive?

2. When Iphigenia enters the scene from the temple, where does she ask King Thoas to stand?

3. Who does the Chorus mention led the famous fleet to the towers of Troy?

4. The Herdsman hears one of the young men's names. Who is the young man that he knows the name of?

5. In Part 3, when Iphigenia tells Orestes that he is the visitor she has longed for, what does Orestes tell Iphigenia to hug?

(see the answer key)

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