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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Salieri intend to adapt the Legend of Danaius?
(a) As a huge choral symphony.
(b) As a chamber opera for four voices and a crumhorn.
(c) As a comic opera in six acts.
(d) As a huge tragic opera.

3. What kind of work has the Emperor commissioned Mozart to write?
(a) A string quartet.
(b) A symphony.
(c) An opera.
(d) A concerto.

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

5. What does the Emperor say would be fun?
(a) A competition between Mozart and Haydn.
(b) A competition between Mozart and some other virtuoso.
(c) Fetes and fireworks in the courtyard.
(d) A comic opera by Mozart.

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

7. What does Salieri ask of the audience/'Ghosts of the future'?
(a) To recognise his music.
(b) To intercede for him with the saints.
(c) To praise his music.
(d) To be his confessors.

8. What is Salieri's burning ambition at this time of his life?
(a) To have seven sons, all musicians.
(b) To become First Royal Kapellmeister.
(c) To write the perfect opera.
(d) To become the Court Composer.

9. What is the Emperor's judgment of the opera.
(a) 'Too many notes.'
(b) 'Too many high notes.'
(c) 'Too many costumes.'
(d) 'Too many songs.'

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

11. Who was an influential teacher of Salieri?
(a) Glinka.
(b) Gluck.
(c) Monteverdi.
(d) Glock.

12. How does Salieri describe Mozart at the end of this scene?
(a) As a naive child.
(b) As an obscene child.
(c) As a heavenly presence.
(d) As an obscene gypsy.

13. Who presently holds the position Salieri covets?
(a) Giuseppe Bonno.
(b) Louis Van Beethoven.
(c) Count Von Oslo.
(d) Count Von Strack.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What position is Mozart interested in applying for?

2. What word does Mozart use to describe the singer he has engaged to play the lead in his opera?

3. How does Mozart insult Count Orsini-Rosenberg?

4. How does Mozart react when the Major-Domo enters?

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

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