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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How has Salieri's career progressed?
(a) He works hard, writes one hit, then loses favor to Mozart.
(b) He works hard and has some success.
(c) He is successful, seen as a superior composer to Mozart.
(d) He writes smash hit operas and becomes exceedingly rich and famous.
2. To which character does Salieri give the name La Statua?
(a) Constanze Mozart.
(b) Teresa Salieri
(c) Princess Elizabeth.
(d) Baroness Waldstadten.
3. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
(b) He seduces a nun.
(c) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(d) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
4. Where does Salieri next meet Mozart?
(a) In a Venetian street.
(b) In the Emperor's music room.
(c) In a Vienna street.
(d) At the Baroness's house.
5. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?
(a) Six at the most.
(b) Seven at the most.
(c) Four at the most.
(d) No more than sixteen.
6. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) There is a problem concerning its language.
(b) Its theme is considered scandalous, subversive.
(c) There is a problem finding suitable singers.
(d) Its theme is considered too serious.
7. What does Constanze tell Wolfgang their relationship?
(a) That marrying him was the best day of her life.
(b) That it is over because she met someone in Baden.
(c) That marrying him was a mistake, but she will stick by him.
(d) That Leopold Mozart was right to oppose it.
8. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?
(a) He says it is safer than any play.
(b) He says it is realer than any play.
(c) He says it will be remembered forever.
(d) He says it will be heard by God.
9. What does Salieri find a compensation for ghastly encounters at the Baroness's?
(a) Watching Mozart suffer.
(b) The creative ideas that follow.
(c) His favorite crema al mascarpone.
(d) Eating eclairs in secret.
10. What did Mozart ask his father to do?
(a) Mind his son while Constanze had a second baby.
(b) Provide him with an endowment for his son.
(c) Provide him with an income.
(d) Mind his son while he was away in England.
11. What works has Mozart written during the same time?
(a) Only two violin concerti.
(b) The opera Guilio Cesere.
(c) Music for the popular theatre.
(d) Keyboard concerti and the string quartets.
12. How is the Emperor likely to foil Salieri's plans?
(a) By offering Mozart an apartment at the palace.
(b) By offering to pay Mozart's rent.
(c) By offering Mozart a court position.
(d) By sending Salieri away to Italy.
13. Why does Mozart dislike operas about lofty individuals and ancient heroes?
(a) He believes opera should be about real people.
(b) He believes they are too hard for singers to master.
(c) He thinks all opera should be funny.
(d) He believes this will make the art form decline.
14. What suggestion does Salieri make to Mozart?
(a) That it should be about brotherly love.
(b) That he put the Masons into it.
(c) That it should be about Egyptians.
(d) That he write a sequel to Seraglio.
15. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) Salieri suggested it.
(b) Out of simple suriosity.
(c) The Emperor suggested it.
(d) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Salieri refer to Mozart?
2. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
3. How had Mozart disobeyed his father?
4. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
5. What does Constanze do with the last of their money?
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