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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the dragon guarding that the Chorus mentions in their hymn in the beginning of Part 6?
(a) The image of Apollo.
(b) The ancient oracle of the Earth.
(c) The secret sword of Zeus.
(d) The magic cloak of Athens.

2. When Iphigenia is speaking with King Thoas about the image moving, she tells him that something else happened as well as the movement. What else does Iphigenia say happened with the image?
(a) Its eyelids closed.
(b) It raised its sword.
(c) It rocked back and forth and spoke.
(d) It fell.

3. Iphigenia tells King Thoas in Part 5 that the citizens must do what during the purification ritual?
(a) Remain inside their houses.
(b) Watch.
(c) Pray to Artemis.
(d) Throw rocks at the strangers.

4. 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) The holy image turned away.
(b) She saw it in their eyes.
(c) Artemis whispered their wrongdoings to her.
(d) She could hear the Furies.

5. In Part 4, Iphigenia returns from the temple and speaks with Orestes and Pylades and hands them her letter. What does she state the letter is written on?
(a) One piece of golden paper.
(b) Protected folds.
(c) Several folds.
(d) Artemis' prayer.

6. At the opening of Part 5 of Iphigenia of Taurus, which single person enters the scene?
(a) Thoas.
(b) Orestes.
(c) Iphigenia.
(d) Artemis.

7. 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.

8. When Iphigenia tells the King that the young strangers were trying to win her heart, who does she claim the strangers told her about?
(a) Electra.
(b) Orestes.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her father.

9. When Iphigenia is speaking to Orestes and Pylades in Part 4 about taking her message back home, who does Iphigenia tell Pylades saved her from her father's hand?
(a) Athena.
(b) King Thoas.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Artemis.

10. Who does the Chorus mention drove Themis from the holy seat of Pytho?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Athena.
(d) Apollo.

11. When Orestes is trying to prove to Iphigenia that he is her brother, he tells her about her wedding day. Who does Orestes claim sent holy water on Iphigenia's wedding day?
(a) Their mother.
(b) Achilles.
(c) Electra.
(d) Their father.

12. In Part 5, after Iphigenia tells King Thoas what the citizens of the city must do, what does she tell him must be shunned?
(a) All murderers.
(b) All strangers.
(c) All rituals.
(d) All pollution.

13. Which Mount did the mother of Artemis and Apollo bring them to?
(a) Mount Parnassus.
(b) Mount Olympus.
(c) Mount Pela.
(d) Mount Hellena.

14. When Orestes is telling Iphigenia about two people that nursed a feud, what does he tell Iphigenia that these two were fighting over?
(a) A woman.
(b) A heavenly sword.
(c) A family image.
(d) A golden lamb.

15. When the ship that Orestes, Pylades, and Iphigenia have escaped to begins to be driven backward towards the land, what does Iphigenia start to do?
(a) Pray to Artemis.
(b) Sing to the Gods.
(c) Cry and wail to her brother.
(d) Help row the oars across the seawaters.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the Chorus finishes their hymn in the beginning of Part 6, who enters the scene?

2. When Iphigenia enters the scene from the temple and is speaking with King Thoas in Part 5, what does she ask the Gods to guard them from?

3. In Part 6 of Iphigenia of Taurus, when Thoas asks the messenger how it is possible that Iphigenia is gone and why she is gone, what does the messenger tell him?

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

5. Whose pure blood does Iphigenia say she needs to purge the taint of murder on the men?

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