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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What surprises Salieri's servants?
(a) That he will shave himself in future.
(b) That he will eat cakes in bed that night.
(c) That he is sick of eating cakes.
(d) His declaration that he will not go to bed that night.
2. What animal is Constanze imitating?
(a) A pussy-cat.
(b) A vole.
(c) A furry puppy.
(d) A mouse.
3. How does Salieri find out that Mozart has arrived in Vienna?
(a) Count Rosenberg tells him.
(b) The Venticelli tell him.
(c) The Emperor tells him.
(d) His wife tells him.
4. How does Salieri intend to adapt the Legend of Danaius?
(a) As a comic opera in six acts.
(b) As a huge tragic opera.
(c) As a huge choral symphony.
(d) As a chamber opera for four voices and a crumhorn.
5. What caused Mozart's death, according to the Venticelli?
(b) Rheumatic fever.
(d) Puerperal fever.
6. Who prompts the Emperor's response to the opera?
(a) The Venticelli.
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
7. What people are the chorus members meant to represent?
(a) Salieri's cousins and nineteenth century neighbors.
(b) Eighteenth century citizens of Vienna.
(c) Nineteenth century citizens of Verona.
(d) Nineteenth century citizens of Venezia.
8. What does Salieri view as the secret of successful living?
(a) Always knowing what your publisher is doing behind your back.
(b) Always knowing what your wife is doing behind your back.
(c) Always knowing what is going on behind your back.
(d) Always knowing how to get the best value at the markets.
9. What animal is Mozart pretending to be?
(a) A cat.
(b) A tiger.
(c) A fox.
(d) A squirrel.
10. How does Salieri get his hands on some of Mozart's manuscripts?
(a) He bribes a servant to steal them.
(b) He buys them from a second-hand dealer.
(c) The Venticelli bring them to him.
(d) He steals them.
11. What causes Salieri physical pain as he listens to the piece?
(a) Its frequent strange modulations.
(b) The number of notes--there are too many to follow.
(c) Its intense beauty.
(d) Its discord and atonality.
12. What does Salieri ask of the audience/'Ghosts of the future'?
(a) To intercede for him with the saints.
(b) To recognise his music.
(c) To be his confessors.
(d) To praise his music.
13. Which notable woman is the Emperor's sister?
(a) Marie Curie.
(b) Maria Theresa.
(c) Marie Antionette.
(d) Marie Ste Juste.
14. In the context of the play, how long has it been since Mozart's death?
(a) Fifty-three years.
(b) Thirty years.
(c) Thirty-two years.
(d) Thirty-four years.
15. How does Mozart defend his work?
(a) He says it is in German, so people will understand it.
(b) He tells the Emperor it is the best opera ever written in Europe.
(c) He says it is exciting.
(d) He says it is full of proper German virtues.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Salieri's reaction to the young couple's goings-on?
2. What influences Mozart to make wildly tactless utterings at Bonno's house?
3. How does Mozart insult Count Orsini-Rosenberg?
4. When Salieri left Italy, how old was Mozart?
5. Which is Salieri's favorite sweet indulgence?
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