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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. When Iphigenia enters the scene from the temple, where does she ask King Thoas to stand?
(a) By the pillars.
(b) At the door.
(c) By the image of Artemis.
(d) At the altar.

4. When Iphigenia starts asking Orestes many questions in Part 3, Orestes finally asks her why she is so interested in Hellas. What is Iphigenia's reply to Orestes' question?
(a) That Hellas is her home and that she died there when she was a child.
(b) That she knows someone from Hellas.
(c) That Hellas was a place she dreamt about.
(d) That she has heard of Hellas.

5. When Iphigenia is speaking to King Thoas, she tells him that the holy image of Artemis shrank backward. What does she tell King Thoas this event reveals to her?
(a) That the strangers are Gods.
(b) That the strangers are tainted sacrifices.
(c) That Artemis does not want to sacrifice these men.
(d) That it is unsafe to sacrifice these strangers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first thing Iphigenia requests of King Thoas when beginning with the purification ritual after she finishes explaining the need for the ritual?

2. What does Iphigenia tell King Thoas he must do when the men come from the temple?

3. Besides the young strangers, what else does Iphigenia tell King Thoas she must purify?

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

5. When the Chorus begins speaking in the opening of Part 2, what type of sea do they describe?

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