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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) Out of simple suriosity.
(b) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
(c) The Emperor suggested it.
(d) Salieri suggested it.
2. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
(a) That he is a loving and devoted son.
(b) That he is uncaring and hopes he will be left money.
(c) That he is hostile.
(d) That he is jealous.
3. How has Katharina Cavalieri changed since she was last seen?
(a) She is better dressed.
(b) She now has many wrinkles.
(c) She is sluttish and over-ornamented.
(d) She is thin and has dyed her hair.
4. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
(a) Worries concerning Constanze's pregnancy.
(b) Physical pains and bad dreams.
(c) Money woes and memories of his late father.
(d) Money woes and family illnesses.
5. 'It celebrates . . . the goddess in Woman and not the laundress' is a reference to what>
(d) The Feast of the Annunciation.
6. What other virtue does Salieri relinquish?
(a) The virtue of abstinence: he eats and drinks lavishly.
(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) Social virtue: he resigns from all his committees.
7. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?
(a) His towering ego and indifference.
(b) His childishness and dependence.
(c) His morbid tendencies and his hunger for money.
(d) His vulverability and shame.
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 Salieri is compellingly attractive to women.
(c) That she is a loose and dishonorable woman.
(d) That she is a sex addict.
9. Despite being unable to block the production, how does Salieri feel at the first performance of Figaro?
(a) Strangely exhilerated.
(c) Strangely excited.
(d) Strange and light-headed.
10. When did Mozart first travel to London?
(a) When he was twenty.
(b) When he was a child.
(c) Mozart has never been to London.
(d) The previous year, for a concert tour.
11. How does Mozart react to news of his salary?
(a) With disappointment and anger.
(b) With skepticism.
(c) With delight and gratitude.
(d) With delight.
12. In the staging of The Magic Flute described by Salieri, what does the sun represent?
(a) A god determined to judge.
(b) The Apprentice's Pillar.
(c) A symbol of life and love.
(d) A cleansing fire, but one bringing forgiveness.
13. What is Salieri's response to The Magic Flute?
(a) He doesn't understand it.
(b) He sees it as full of cleansing and peace.
(c) He is outraged at the use of Masonic ritual.
(d) He despises it for its jokes.
14. What is the tone of Salieri's comment that 'Our religion' is largely based on waxworks?
15. What is the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
(b) Tense drama.
Short Answer Questions
1. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
2. How had Mozart disobeyed his father?
3. What new work is Mozart considering?
4. What has happened to Leopold Mozart's letters?
5. What does Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
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