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

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 helps "sail men's body to sea".
(c) Because she "lures men in only to kill them".
(d) Because she helps "drench an altar with blood of travelers".

2. In the beginning of Part 3 of Iphigenia in Taurus, what does Iphigenia claim is her first care?
(a) To find out who the strangers are.
(b) That she find the young men suitable for sacrificing.
(c) That the rites of Artemis be duly ordered.
(d) To sing a song.

3. When Orestes and Iphigenia are speaking to each other, Iphigenia asks Orestes if anyone still lives in Agamemnon's house. What is Orestes' reply?
(a) That no one in Agamemnon's house lives.
(b) That Agamemnon and Electra are still alive.
(c) That Agamemnon is the only one alive.
(d) That Agamemnon's death only left a daughter, Electra, at home.

4. 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?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Helen.
(c) Achilles.
(d) Electra.

5. When Orestes is trying to prove to Iphigenia who he is, he speaks of two people that nursed a feud. Who are they?
(a) Helen and Electra.
(b) Atreus and Thyestes.
(c) Agamemnon and Menelaus.
(d) Achilles and Electra.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose temple was Iphigenia to work in?

2. In Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who says, "Stop, stranger! Take away your hands!"?

3. In Part 3, what does Iphigenia suggest will happen to Orestes' friend, Pylades, if she sets Orestes free to deliver a letter to Argos?

4. 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?

5. In Part 3, when Iphigenia suggests that Orestes deliver a letter to Argos, what does Orestes suggest they change about Iphigenia's plan?

(see the answer key)

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