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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Mozart receive a little help?
(a) Van Swieten pays him a small fee to arrange music by Bach.
(b) The Emperor commisions a cantata.
(c) Salieri pays him a fee to arrange music by Bach.
(d) Van Swieten gives him a small fee to arrange music by Gluck.
2. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
(a) That she is a loose and dishonorable woman.
(b) That she is a sex addict.
(c) That Salieri is compellingly attractive to women.
(d) That she is prepared to make a great sacrifice for the husband she loves.
3. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?
(a) Seven at the most.
(b) Six at the most.
(c) No more than sixteen.
(d) Four at the most.
4. Who does Constanze blame for the Mozarts' present plight?
(a) Her unborn baby.
(c) Her father-in-law, Leopold.
(d) Her husband, Wolfgang.
5. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
(a) Baron Van Swieten.
(b) The Emperor.
(c) Frau Weber.
(d) Count Orsini-Rosenberg
6. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
(a) The Magic Flute.
(c) Cosi Fan Tutte.
7. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(b) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
(c) He seduces a nun.
(d) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
8. What does Salieri know that the Venticelli do not?
(a) Mozart is writing secretly to Schikaneder.
(b) Mozart is writing long letters to Constanze.
(c) Mozart is writing his clarinet concerto.
(d) Mozart is writing his Requiem Mass.
9. What is Mozart's response when the figure (Salieri) beckons under his window?
(a) He laughs crazily and almost falls from the window.
(b) He sings part of The Catalogue Song from Don Giovanni.
(c) He calls down a quotation from Don Giovanni--where the Don invites the Statue to dinner.
(d) He hums Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik and beckons the figure in return.
10. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
(a) Physical pains and bad dreams.
(b) Worries concerning Constanze's pregnancy.
(c) Money woes and memories of his late father.
(d) Money woes and family illnesses.
11. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
(a) He suggested a compromise.
(b) He accapted readily.
(c) He refused
(d) He did not reply.
12. What event has taken place in the Mozart household?
(a) Leopold Mozart has come to live with Wolfgang and Constanze.
(b) A baby daughter has been born.
(c) A baby son has been born.
(d) Their servant has had a baby boy.
13. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
(a) Constanze faints.
(b) Constanze goes into labor.
(c) They are tired and cold.
(d) They hear Salieri coming.
14. 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.
15. What explanation does Salieri give the Emporer for not choosing Mozart as the Princess Elizabeth's music tutor?
(a) He informs the Emperor that Mozart cannot be trusted around young women.
(b) He tells the Emperor Mozart might influence the Princess politically.
(c) He tells the Emperor Mozart's fees are too high.
(d) He tells the Emperor Mozart is too busy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What strange insight does Mozart seem to have regarding the Figaro problems?
2. What does Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
3. How is the Emperor likely to foil Salieri's plans?
4. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
5. Why are the Mozarts cold?
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