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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What has happened to Leopold Mozart's letters?
(a) Wolfgang has donated them to a library.
(b) Wolfgang has sold them to a library.
(c) Constanze has burned them.
(d) Constanze has sold them.
2. What works has Mozart written during the same time?
(a) The opera Guilio Cesere.
(b) Keyboard concerti and the string quartets.
(c) Only two violin concerti.
(d) Music for the popular theatre.
3. What does Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
(a) Ensuring that Mozart finish commissioned work.
(b) Mending Mozart's vulgarity.
(c) Teaching Mozart table manners.
(d) Helping Mozart succeed.
4. Why does Mozart dislike operas about lofty individuals and ancient heroes?
(a) He believes this will make the art form decline.
(b) He thinks all opera should be funny.
(c) He believes opera should be about real people.
(d) He believes they are too hard for singers to master.
5. How is the Emperor likely to foil Salieri's plans?
(a) By offering Mozart a court position.
(b) By sending Salieri away to Italy.
(c) By offering Mozart an apartment at the palace.
(d) By offering to pay Mozart's rent.
6. How does Mozart view Salieri at this point?
(a) As a fine musician.
(b) As a kind but impatient man.
(c) As an inspiring musician who is good and kind.
(d) As a kind and good man.
7. Why does Orsini-Rosenberg object to The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) The music is too ornate.
(b) He calims it is obscene.
(c) He claims it contains a ballet.
(d) He claims it is subversive.
8. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
(a) That she is prepared to make a great sacrifice for the husband she loves.
(b) That she is a sex addict.
(c) That she is a loose and dishonorable woman.
(d) That Salieri is compellingly attractive to women.
9. What does Mozart suggest is the answer to his problems?
(a) He could apply to the Emperor for a new position.
(b) He could go to Prague to premiere an opera.
(c) He could go to England, where music is loved.
(d) He could find more pupils.
10. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
(a) Frau Weber.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(d) Baron Van Swieten.
11. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
(a) Physical pains and bad dreams.
(b) Money woes and family illnesses.
(c) Worries concerning Constanze's pregnancy.
(d) Money woes and memories of his late father.
12. How does Mozart receive a little help?
(a) Van Swieten gives him a small fee to arrange music by Gluck.
(b) Van Swieten pays him a small fee to arrange music by Bach.
(c) The Emperor commisions a cantata.
(d) Salieri pays him a fee to arrange music by Bach.
13. Despite being unable to block the production, how does Salieri feel at the first performance of Figaro?
(a) Strange and light-headed.
(c) Strangely excited.
(d) Strangely exhilerated.
14. What suggestion does Salieri make to Mozart?
(a) That it should be about Egyptians.
(b) That it should be about brotherly love.
(c) That he put the Masons into it.
(d) That he write a sequel to Seraglio.
15. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) He says it is vulgar.
(b) He says it it too intense.
(c) He says it is showy.
(d) He says it is too vernacular.
Short Answer Questions
1. How has Salieri's career progressed?
2. Who does Salieri claim is the inspiration for the Ghost in Don Giovanni?
3. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
4. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?
5. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
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