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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the messenger finishes telling the Chorus about the two young men, what do they tell the messenger concerning the King?
(a) That the King has left the temple.
(b) That the King is mourning.
(c) That the King is at a citizen's home.
(d) That the King is inside the temple.

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?
(a) Death.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Conceit.
(d) Impurity.

3. When the messenger is describing the escape of the prisoners and Iphigenia, he tells the King that something was at Iphigenia's feet that made her shrink away. What was it that made Iphigenia shrink away?
(a) An arrow from an archer had landed at her feet.
(b) The image of Artemis was on the ground before her.
(c) The foam from the waves.
(d) A serpent in the brush.

4. At the end of Part 5, what does Iphigenia do right before the procession forms?
(a) She raises her arms to Zeus.
(b) She raises the image.
(c) She calls to King Thoas.
(d) She calls out Artemis' name.

5. What does Iphigenia tell King Thoas the strangers did to win her heart?
(a) They kissed her.
(b) They threatened to kill someone.
(c) They forced her to agree with them.
(d) They held out pleasing bait.

6. 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 golden lamb.
(b) A family image.
(c) A heavenly sword.
(d) A woman.

7. In the beginning of Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who does the Chorus address by saying, "A voyage of tears awaits you"?
(a) The guards.
(b) Pylades.
(c) Iphigenia.
(d) Orestes.

8. Who does Iphigenia tell the King that the young strangers told her was prospering and alive?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Achilles.
(c) Her father.
(d) Electra.

9. In Part 6, what is the first stanza called that the Chorus recites in their poem?
(a) Strophe.
(b) Antistrophe.
(c) Iphigenia.
(d) Artemis.

10. After the Chorus finishes their hymn in the beginning of Part 6, who enters the scene?
(a) Orestes.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Iphigenia.
(d) A messenger.

11. When Iphigenia is telling the King about the young strangers trying to win her heart, what does she claim that she hates?
(a) Helen.
(b) Troy.
(c) Her father.
(d) Hellas.

12. Whose pure blood does Iphigenia say she needs to purge the taint of murder on the men?
(a) Two young lambs.
(b) Three chickens.
(c) A young calf.
(d) A pure white dove.

13. In Part 6 of Iphigenia of Taurus, who says "that purification was a trick"?
(a) King Thoas.
(b) Iphigenia.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) The messenger.

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

15. In Part 6 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who hammers on the temple door?
(a) King Thoas.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Orestes.
(d) The messenger.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 5, why does King Thoas have a "strong desire" to learn about the young men?

2. In the opening of Part 4 of Iphigenia in Taurus, who says, "this is no cause for joy, when death parts friend from friend"?

3. When Iphigenia tells the King that the young strangers were trying to win her heart, who does she claim the strangers told her about?

4. After King Thoas has ordered the guards to go towards the shore to try to capture the escapees and the guards make off toward the shore, who appears?

5. At the opening of Part 5 when the single person enters the scene, who does he have with him?

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