Iphigenia in Taurus Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Iphigenia is talking with Orestes and Pylades, who says, "events mislead and baffle us"?
(a) Pylades.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Orestes.
(d) Iphigenia.

2. Why did the king of Taurus receive his particular name?
(a) Because of his wealth.
(b) For the wing-like swiftness of his feet.
(c) For his great wisdom.
(d) For the quickness of his sword.

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

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

5. In Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who says, "sometimes, somehow, extraordinary misfortune seems to take, by pure chance, some extraordinary turn"?
(a) Orestes.
(b) Iphigenia.
(c) Pylades.
(d) The Chorus.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Part 3 of Iphigenia in Taurus, Iphigenia offers to spare Orestes' life if he will do what?

3. In the Chorus' opening prayer to Artemis, what do they speak about that "crop the green meadows"?

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

5. When Iphigenia is speaking to the Chorus in Part 2, where does she tell the Chorus she "yearns toward"?

(see the answer key)

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