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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 go home to his wife and bear children.
(b) To build an image of him.
(c) To proclaim his name and his mission to all the inhabitants of Hellas.
(d) To tell everyone about him.

2. When Iphigenia is speaking to King Thoas about the young strangers in Part 5, what is the reason she tells King Thoas that she recognized the "stain" on them?
(a) She saw it in their eyes.
(b) She could hear the Furies.
(c) Artemis whispered their wrongdoings to her.
(d) The holy image turned away.

3. When King Thoas learns what the young strangers have done, who does he claim would recoil from that type of action?
(a) A monstrous heathen.
(b) Artemis.
(c) A savage.
(d) Death.

4. What does Orestes see that is stained with Hellene's blood?
(a) The rocks in the field of cattle.
(b) The image in the temple.
(c) The altar.
(d) The swords on the ground.

5. Who does the Herdsman consider a suitable victim and pleasing sacrifice for Artemis?
(a) The two young men that came by ship.
(b) A member of his own herdsman.
(c) No one; he does not agree with sacrificing.
(d) Iphigenia herself.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Iphigenia speaks to the Chorus, why is she in mourning?

3. In Part 4, who asks Iphigenia to prescribe a pious oath for Pylades?

4. In Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who says, "sometimes, somehow, extraordinary misfortune seems to take, by pure chance, some extraordinary turn"?

5. While Iphigenia is questioning Orestes in Part 3, Orestes tells Iphigenia that her "informant was correct" about something. What is it?

(see the answer key)

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