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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Salieri's occupation at this time?
(a) Court Composer.
(b) Court Conductor.
(c) Court Musician.
(d) Kappellmeister.

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

3. How does Mozart react when the Major-Domo enters?
(a) He is annoyed.
(b) He is happy.
(c) He is embarrassed.
(d) He is excited and full of anticipation.

4. Where does Salieri finally meet Mozart?
(a) At the Belvedere.
(b) At the Statsoper.
(c) At Baroness Waldstadten's.
(d) At the Imperial Palace.

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

6. Into which well-known piece does Mozart transform Salieri's march of welcome?
(a) The march from The Marriage of Figaro.
(b) The Grand March from Aida.
(c) The Entry of the Gods into Valhalla.
(d) The Finale from The Abduction From the Seraglio.

7. Who prompts the Emperor's response to the opera?
(a) The Venticelli.
(b) Salieri.
(c) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
(d) Baron Van Swieten.

8. What does Salieri do, in his pain?
(a) He screams.
(b) He runs out into the street.
(c) He demands that Mozart stop playing immediately.
(d) He stuffs his ears so he cannot hear the music.

9. What excuse does Salieri offer for not himself trying some variations on the march of welcome?
(a) He says he must attend on the Emperor.
(b) He says he has a music lesson to give.
(c) He says the Emperor wouldn't like it.
(d) He says his wife is feeling poorly.

10. What does Salieri say is the effect of the slowness in the music?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Opulence.
(c) Serenity.
(d) Patience.

11. Who invites Salieri to join the Masons?
(a) Emperor Joseph II
(b) Count Rosenberg.
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
(d) Leopold Mozart.

12. Who picks the child Mozart up after his fall?
(a) His mother.
(b) The Emperor's mother.
(c) Marie Antionette.
(d) No-one.

13. How did Salieri's family feel about the Austrian Empire?
(a) They tolerated it but longed for Italy's unification.
(b) They thought it gave them prestige in Europe.
(c) They fought against it at the Battle of Lumbago.
(d) They were happy to be its subjects.

14. On what instrument does Mozart play Salieri's march?
(a) A fortepiano.
(b) A pianoforte.
(c) A dulcimer.
(d) A harpsichord.

15. How does Mozart defend his work?
(a) He says it is exciting.
(b) He says it is in German, so people will understand it.
(c) He tells the Emperor it is the best opera ever written in Europe.
(d) He says it is full of proper German virtues.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Salieri describe 'Marten Aller Arten'?

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

3. What animal is Mozart pretending to be?

4. How does Salieri reward his Venticelli?

5. How does Salieri find out that Mozart has arrived in Vienna?

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