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. In Part 4 when Orestes and Iphigenia are planning their escape, Orestes states that night is for thieves, but what does he say daylight is for?
(a) Servants.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Truthfulness.

2. In Part 1 of Iphigenia in Taurus, Orestes states that people claim that something fell from the sky into the temple. What was this item that fell from the sky?
(a) Iphigenia.
(b) The statue of Artemis.
(c) A magic sword.
(d) Powerful armor.

3. What is Orestes asked to take from the temple by Phoebus Apollo?
(a) A dead corpse.
(b) The statue of Artemis.
(c) A shield from Apollo.
(d) King Thoas' armor.

4. When the Chorus begins speaking in the opening of Part 2, what type of sea do they describe?
(a) A blue sea.
(b) A raging sea.
(c) An unfriendly sea.
(d) A cold sea.

5. 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 Pylades deliver the letter and Orestes stay to be sacrificed.
(c) That they will send a member of the Chorus to deliver the letter and both men will face death.
(d) That he and Pylades both deliver the letter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which end of the Crimean Peninsula does the opening scene take place?

2. In Part 2, when Iphigenia is speaking of her past, what does she tell the Chorus she doesn't believe any god is?

3. When the Herdsman is telling Iphigenia about the capture of the strangers, he mentions something about their country's custom towards strangers. What is their country's custom towards strangers?

4. When Iphigenia and Orestes are speaking about sending Iphigenia's letter back home, who does Iphigenia say will see Pylades on board the ship?

5. In Part 2, after Iphigenia leaves, the Chorus begins a long questioning of who the strangers are. Who does the Chorus say they wish would come to "this shore" to be sacrificed?

(see the answer key)

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