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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the staging of The Magic Flute described by Salieri, what does the sun represent?
(a) A cleansing fire, but one bringing forgiveness.
(b) A god determined to judge.
(c) The Apprentice's Pillar.
(d) A symbol of life and love.
2. What does Mozart disclose to Salieri at the beginning of the next scene?
(a) That he has a new idea for an operatic piece.
(b) That he is ill and worried about money.
(c) That he has been commissioned to write a Mass.
(d) That he is doing badly--no money and no prospect of earning any.
3. What other virtue does Salieri relinquish?
(a) Social virtue: he resigns from all his committees.
(b) The virtue of kindness: he is excessively mean to people.
(c) The virtue of love: he now hates everyone and intends to use them.
(d) The virtue of abstinence: he eats and drinks lavishly.
4. What is the meaning of the gestures Salieri makes outside Mozart's window?
(a) It is a symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris.
(b) It indicates the Grim Reaper.
(c) It is an obscure Masonic ritual.
(d) It is a countdown to death.
5. Who writes an opera that is the talk of the city of Vienna, according to the Venticelli?
(b) Richard Strauss.
6. What did Mozart ask his father to do?
(a) Mind his son while Constanze had a second baby.
(b) Provide him with an income.
(c) Mind his son while he was away in England.
(d) Provide him with an endowment for his son.
7. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
(b) Cosi Fan Tutte.
(c) The Magic Flute.
8. How does Mozart react to news of his salary?
(a) With delight.
(b) With disappointment and anger.
(c) With delight and gratitude.
(d) With skepticism.
9. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
(a) Of betraying Austria through Masonic rituals.
(b) Of betraying the Masonic Lodge and vulgarizing its rituals.
(c) Of betraying his wife with a vulgar woman.
(d) Of betraying Salieri by sleeping with his mistress.
10. What does Salieri find distasteful about the audience?
(a) That they dress badly and applaud in the wrong places.
(b) That they are unwashed and smell of garlic.
(c) That they smell of sweat and sausage.
(d) That they smell of sweat and coal dust.
11. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
(b) With some ceremony.
(c) In disguise.
12. How had Mozart disobeyed his father?
(a) By working for the Emperor.
(b) By composing The Abduction from the Seraglio.
(c) By leaving Salzburg.
(d) By marrying against his advice.
13. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
(a) Baron Van Swieten.
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(c) The Emperor.
(d) Frau Weber.
14. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
(a) Encores will be banned in the future.
(b) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri is delighted.
(c) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri must show his sympathy.
(d) The opera is hardly every performed.
15. For what reason does Mozart reject the idea of giving more concerts?
(a) He says he is no longer fashionable.
(b) He says he has arthritic pain in his fingers.
(c) He says he has lost his gifts as a virtuoso.
(d) He says he can't afford to rent a hall.
Short Answer Questions
1. What event has taken place in the Mozart household?
2. About whom does the Emperor make the comment: 'I daresay he can't do much harm'?
3. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
4. What desperate measure of Mozart's do the Venticelli inform Salieri about?
5. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
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