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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 was a place she dreamt about.
(b) That Hellas is her home and that she died there when she was a child.
(c) That she has heard of Hellas.
(d) That she knows someone from Hellas.

2. In Part 2, when Iphigenia is speaking of her past, what does she tell the Chorus she doesn't believe any god is?
(a) Evil.
(b) Loving.
(c) Heartless.
(d) Kind.

3. Who is Achilles' father?
(a) Orestes.
(b) Thetis.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Agamemnon.

4. While Iphigenia is questioning Orestes in Part 3, Orestes tells Iphigenia that her "informant was correct" about something. What is it?
(a) That Helen was evil.
(b) That Agememnon is king.
(c) That Troy no longer stands and was destroyed in war.
(d) That Achilles was betrothed to someone else.

5. Who does Iphigenia think her dream is about in Part 1?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Her father.
(c) Electra.
(d) Orestes.

6. How are Apollo and Artemis related?
(a) Artemis is Apollo's aunt.
(b) Artemis is Apollo's grandmother.
(c) Artemis is Apollo's mother.
(d) Artemis is Apollo's sister.

7. In Part 3, what does Iphigenia suggest will happen to Orestes' friend, Pylades, if she sets Orestes free to deliver a letter to Argos?
(a) She will set him free.
(b) She will still sacrifice Pylades.
(c) She will marry him.
(d) She will hide him and then help him escape.

8. When Iphigenia is telling the Chorus about her terrible past, she mentions that she would not hold who?
(a) Her brother, Orestes.
(b) Her betrothed, Achilles.
(c) Her father, Agamemnon.
(d) Her sister, Electra.

9. In the Chorus' opening prayer to Artemis, what do they speak about that "crop the green meadows"?
(a) Horses of Hellas.
(b) Pigs of Hellas.
(c) Servants of Hellas.
(d) Sheep of Hellas.

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

11. What name does Orestes tell Iphigenia would name him justly when he is talking with her outside the temple?
(a) The Unfortunate.
(b) The Brave.
(c) The Willing.
(d) The Sad.

12. In Part 2, when Iphigenia asks the Herdsman why he was down by the seashore, what is his reply?
(a) He was cleaning his clothing.
(b) He was taking a bath.
(c) He was watching for ships.
(d) He was washing his cattle.

13. In Part 2, when Iphigenia speaks to the Chorus about her terrible past, whose lips does she say she would not kiss?
(a) Her sister's lips.
(b) Her brother's lips.
(c) Her mother's lips.
(d) Her father's lips.

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

15. Who snatched Iphigenia from the altar from which she was to be sacrificed?
(a) Helen.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Orestes.
(d) Agamemnon.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Orestes cries to Phoebus, who does he claim he has killed?

2. Who does the Chorus mention led the famous fleet to the towers of Troy?

3. What takes Iphigenia's place on the altar to be sacrificed instead?

4. Who is Iphigenia's father?

5. What does Orestes call Iphigenia throughout Part 3?

(see the answer keys)

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