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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Salieri left Italy, how old was Mozart?
2. What does Salieri ask of the audience/'Ghosts of the future'?
(a) To be his confessors.
(b) To recognise his music.
(c) To intercede for him with the saints.
(d) To praise his music.
3. What influences Mozart to make wildly tactless utterings at Bonno's house?
(a) His arrogance.
(b) He has been listening to Salieri's Venticelli.
(c) Alcohol--he is drunk.
(d) He has been taking laudanum.
4. How does Salieri describe Mozart at the end of this scene?
(a) As a heavenly presence.
(b) As a naive child.
(c) As an obscene gypsy.
(d) As an obscene child.
5. In which room at the Baroness's does Salieri first see Mozart?
(a) The music room.
(b) The library.
(c) The atrium.
(d) The ballroom.
6. 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.
7. Into which well-known piece does Mozart transform Salieri's march of welcome?
(a) The Grand March from Aida.
(b) The march from The Marriage of Figaro.
(c) The Entry of the Gods into Valhalla.
(d) The Finale from The Abduction From the Seraglio.
8. How did Salieri's family feel about the Austrian Empire?
(a) They thought it gave them prestige in Europe.
(b) They were happy to be its subjects.
(c) They fought against it at the Battle of Lumbago.
(d) They tolerated it but longed for Italy's unification.
9. How does Salieri intend to adapt the Legend of Danaius?
(a) As a huge tragic opera.
(b) As a comic opera in six acts.
(c) As a chamber opera for four voices and a crumhorn.
(d) As a huge choral symphony.
10. What kind of work has the Emperor commissioned Mozart to write?
(a) A symphony.
(b) A concerto.
(c) An opera.
(d) A string quartet.
11. Who prompts the Emperor's response to the opera?
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
(d) The Venticelli.
12. 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 says it is full of proper German virtues.
(d) He tells the Emperor it is the best opera ever written in Europe.
13. Which is Salieri's favorite sweet indulgence?
(b) Crema al mascarpone.
(d) Tutti frutti.
14. What insight does Salieri experience when he hears 'Marten Aller Arten' being sung?
(a) He understands that the soprano is flighty.
(b) He understands religious ecstasy.
(c) He understands that this is just how music ought to be written.
(d) He understands that Mozart has had sex with the singer.
15. What causes Salieri physical pain as he listens to the piece?
(a) Its intense beauty.
(b) Its frequent strange modulations.
(c) Its discord and atonality.
(d) The number of notes--there are too many to follow.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Mozart's reaction to Constanze's game with the Venticelli?
2. What is holding up Wolfgang's and Constanze's marriage?
3. Who is the lead singer Mozart has engaged?
4. How does Salieri cope with his insight into Mozart's talent?
5. How old was Mozart when the Emperor last met him?
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