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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where has Mozart been living prior to his arrival in Vienna?
(a) Salzburg.
(b) Prague.
(c) Bonn.
(d) Melk.

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

4. How does Salieri reward his Venticelli?
(a) He gets them jobs at the palace.
(b) He buys them dinner.
(c) He gives them cakes.
(d) He gives them money.

5. What does Salieri view as the secret of successful living?
(a) Always knowing how to get the best value at the markets.
(b) Always knowing what is going on behind your back.
(c) Always knowing what your publisher is doing behind your back.
(d) Always knowing what your wife is doing behind your back.

6. Which character receives a kiss from Salieri?
(a) Katharina Cavalieri.
(b) Mozart.
(c) His wife.
(d) Constanze Weber.

7. How does Salieri refer to his servants?
(a) As the Kappellmeister's Baker and The Keeper of the Salt.
(b) As The Keeper of the Razor and The Maker of the Cakes.
(c) As The Keeper of the Purse and The Maker of the Cakes.
(d) As The gossiping Ventrecelli.

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

9. How does Salieri cope with his insight into Mozart's talent?
(a) He throws himself into work.
(b) He complains to one of his committees.
(c) He composes an opera about it.
(d) He falls into depression.

10. In what language does Salieri speak when he is excited, according to one of the Venticelli?
(a) Flemish.
(b) English.
(c) German.
(d) Italian

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

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

13. What word does Mozart use to describe the singer he has engaged to play the lead in his opera?
(a) Extroverted.
(b) Extra talented.
(c) Excessively beautiful.
(d) Exquisite.

14. How does Salieri finally realize the extent of Mozart's talent?
(a) He reads the manuscripts Constanze has left.
(b) He sneaks into a concert and hears the Clarinet Concerto.
(c) He is given a report by the Venticelli.
(d) He reads the manuscript of Don Giovanni.

15. Where does Salieri say he was born?
(a) Northern Hispaniola.
(b) Northern Italy.
(c) Sardinia.
(d) Southern Italy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Baron Van Swieten's nickname?

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

3. How does Salieri feel after examining Mozart's manuscripts?

4. What insight does Salieri experience when he hears 'Marten Aller Arten' being sung?

5. What animal is Constanze imitating?

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