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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Salieri's comments about the Viennese suggest they are . . .
2. Why does Orsini-Rosenberg object to The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) He calims it is obscene.
(b) He claims it is subversive.
(c) He claims it contains a ballet.
(d) The music is too ornate.
3. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(b) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
(c) He seduces a nun.
(d) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
4. What is the meaning of the gestures Salieri makes outside Mozart's window?
(a) It is a countdown to death.
(b) It is a symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris.
(c) It is an obscure Masonic ritual.
(d) It indicates the Grim Reaper.
5. What is the final blow for Mozart?
(a) The unmasking of Salieri and his despair over money.
(b) His unmasking of Salieri and his despair over the damaged manuscript.
(c) A letter from Constanze saying she will never return.
(d) His unmasking of Salieri and recognition of his villainous betrayal.
6. When did Mozart first travel to London?
(a) The previous year, for a concert tour.
(b) When he was a child.
(c) When he was twenty.
(d) Mozart has never been to London.
7. What does Constanze suggest might cure her husband's bad dreams?
(c) A visit to the spa.
(d) A better house.
8. What other virtue does Salieri relinquish?
(a) The virtue of love: he now hates everyone and intends to use them.
(b) The virtue of abstinence: he eats and drinks lavishly.
(c) The virtue of kindness: he is excessively mean to people.
(d) Social virtue: he resigns from all his committees.
9. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?
(a) His childishness and dependence.
(b) His vulverability and shame.
(c) His morbid tendencies and his hunger for money.
(d) His towering ego and indifference.
10. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
(a) In disguise.
(c) With some ceremony.
11. For Mozart, what is the outcome of his work for Schikaneder?
(a) He gains nothing.
(b) He gains nothing except money to buy alcohol.
(c) There is talk of a further opera to be written.
(d) He gains a little, but insufficient to cover his debts.
12. What does Salieri recognize in Figaro's song 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) A phrase from the Dies Irae.
(b) Salieri's own overture to Semiramide.
(c) Salieri's own little 'March of Welcome'.
(d) Mozart's variations on 'Twinkle, Little Star'.
13. What salary does Salieri recommend Mozart be paid?
(a) Two hundred florins a month.
(b) Two hundred florins a year.
(c) Two hundred florins a week.
(d) Two thousand florins a year.
14. What makes Von Strack very cross?
(a) That Salieri is after his position.
(b) That Salieri and Orsini-Rosenberg speak before him in Italian.
(c) That Mozart has finished the opera very quickly.
(d) That Mozart's opera is already in rehearsal.
15. What do we learn from Van Swieten about Mozart's activities?
(a) That he has visited Salzburg.
(b) That he is going to visit Prague.
(c) That he is considering joining the Freemansons.
(d) That he has joined the Freemasons.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
2. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
3. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
4. What is Mozart's response when the figure (Salieri) beckons under his window?
5. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
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