Iphigenia in Taurus Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Iphigenia actually do inside the temple?
(a) She prepares victims for sacrifice, but does not perform the actual sacrifice.
(b) She waxes the statue of Artemis.
(c) She prays for all the citizens of Taurus.
(d) She prepares the swords.

2. When the Chorus begins speaking in the opening of Part 2, what type of rocks do they speak of?
(a) Purple rocks.
(b) Jagged rocks.
(c) Clashing rocks.
(d) Smooth rocks.

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

4. Iphigenia claims that even from the time of her conception and childhood that something "lay hard" for her. What is it?
(a) The hand of Fate.
(b) Her understanding of war.
(c) Her service in the temple.
(d) Her labors in the field.

5. In Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, Orestes is telling Pylades that he must leave and go back home. Orestes tells Pylades that he must go home and perpetuate his name. How does Orestes tell Pylades to perpetuate his name?
(a) To tell everyone about him.
(b) To proclaim his name and his mission to all the inhabitants of Hellas.
(c) To build an image of him.
(d) To go home to his wife and bear children.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Iphigenia finishes talking about her dream, where does she go?

2. In Part 2 of Iphigenia in Taurus, Iphigenia tells the Chorus that she finds Artemis guilty of what?

3. In Part 4, what does Orestes tell Iphigenia is the mission that Apollo gave him?

4. When Orestes and Iphigenia are devising a plan to escape Taurus, what does Orestes suggest they do to the king?

5. When Iphigenia asks Orestes and Pylades if they are brothers in Part 3, what does Orestes say in reply?

(see the answer key)

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