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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Rosenberg's opinion of prodigies?
(a) He finds them hateful.
(b) He is jealous of them.
(c) He is in awe of them.
(d) He finds them adorable.

2. Where is the opera's story set?
(a) In a grand mansion.
(b) In a harem.
(c) In a Masonic lodge.
(d) In a coffee shop.

3. What intensely special quality does Salieri believe Mozart's music possesses?
(a) He finds it is angelic, heavenly.
(b) He believes it is like the voice of God.
(c) He believes it is revolutionary in its atonal structure.
(d) He believes it has the power to charm birds and animals.

4. How does Salieri describe 'Marten Aller Arten'?
(a) He describes it as astoundingly beautiful.
(b) He describes it as having too many notes.
(c) He describes it as the showiest aria he has ever heard.
(d) He describes it as the most banal aria he has ever heard.

5. What causes Salieri physical pain as he listens to the piece?
(a) Its frequent strange modulations.
(b) Its intense beauty.
(c) The number of notes--there are too many to follow.
(d) Its discord and atonality.

6. Who wants the new comic opera to be in 'good plain German?'
(a) The Emperor.
(b) Leopold Mozart.
(c) Salieri.
(d) Rosenberg.

7. What words are whispered at the beginning of the play?
(a) 'Salieri' and 'assassin.'
(b) 'Celery' and 'assassin.'
(c) 'Mozart' and 'Beethoven.'
(d) 'Salieri' and 'companion.'

8. How does Salieri get his hands on some of Mozart's manuscripts?
(a) He steals them.
(b) He buys them from a second-hand dealer.
(c) The Venticelli bring them to him.
(d) He bribes a servant to steal them.

9. What was Salieri's home town?
(a) Lombardy.
(b) Legnago.
(c) Lumbago.
(d) Lingardo.

10. What animal is Constanze imitating?
(a) A furry puppy.
(b) A pussy-cat.
(c) A mouse.
(d) A vole.

11. What surprises Salieri's servants?
(a) His declaration that he will not go to bed that night.
(b) That he is sick of eating cakes.
(c) That he will eat cakes in bed that night.
(d) That he will shave himself in future.

12. Which Mozart opera is being performed in this scene?
(a) Don Giovanni.
(b) La Cenerentola.
(c) Cosi Fan Tutte.
(d) The Abduction from the Seraglio.

13. When Salieri left Italy, how old was Mozart?
(a) Ten.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty-six.

14. What causes Mozart to stop his silliness on this occasion?
(a) The mention of his father.
(b) The idea for some new music.
(c) Constanze's annoyance.
(d) Respect for the Baroness.

15. What philosophic age does Salieri refer to in his first speech for this section of the play?
(a) The Age of Modernism.
(b) The Age of the Feuilletons.
(c) The Age of Englightenment
(d) The Platonic Age.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is ironic about court musicians and their employers?

2. What family dynasty rules in Vienna?

3. Who plays the 'march of welcome' for Mozart?

4. What does Salieri feel he needs to make his 'last audience' appear?

5. What people are the chorus members meant to represent?

(see the answer keys)

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