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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 3 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who says, "do we not know what sorrow is"?
(a) Orestes.
(b) Pylades.
(c) Iphigenia.
(d) The Chorus.

2. In Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who claims that Phoebus' pronouncements are no help to them?
(a) Iphigenia.
(b) Orestes.
(c) Pylades.
(d) The Chorus.

3. Who does the Chorus mention led the famous fleet to the towers of Troy?
(a) Menelaus.
(b) Agamemnon.
(c) Helen.
(d) Apollo.

4. Iphigenia tells the Chorus that she is the doomed victim of what?
(a) Helen's treachery.
(b) Fate.
(c) Achilles' love.
(d) Her father's villainy.

5. When Iphigenia and Orestes are speaking about sending Iphigenia's letter back home, who does Iphigenia say will see Pylades on board the ship?
(a) A trusted herdsman.
(b) Some favored guards.
(c) Iphigenia, herself.
(d) The Chorus.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Iphigenia is talking with Orestes and Pylades, who says, "events mislead and baffle us"?

2. Who does Iphigenia order to go into the temple and prepare for the sacrifice?

3. In Part 2, when Iphigenia speaks to the Chorus about her terrible past, whose lips does she say she would not kiss?

4. When Orestes asks Iphigenia if she actually sacrifices the victims, Iphigenia tells him that she does not, but that she purifies the victims. How does Iphigenia purify the sacrifice victims?

5. Who enters from the central door while the Chorus is praying to Artemis?

(see the answer key)

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