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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. About whom does the Emperor make the comment: 'I daresay he can't do much harm'?
(a) Herr Sommer.
(b) The First Venticello.
(c) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
(d) Count Von Strack.
2. How had Mozart disobeyed his father?
(a) By composing The Abduction from the Seraglio.
(b) By marrying against his advice.
(c) By leaving Salzburg.
(d) By working for the Emperor.
3. Why is Mozart so enthusiastic about vocal quartets?
(a) The royalty payments are higher than if only one person is singing.
(b) These give work to more musicians.
(c) These allow audiences to hear from four different characters in the same moments of time.
(d) They are popular already, so they will find a ready audience.
4. Where does Salieri next meet Mozart?
(a) At the Baroness's house.
(b) In the Emperor's music room.
(c) In a Vienna street.
(d) In a Venetian street.
5. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
(b) Salieri suggested it.
(c) The Emperor suggested it.
(d) Out of simple suriosity.
6. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?
7. What choice is Mozart given?
(a) Re-write the act or re-cast the opera.
(b) Re-write the act or withdraw the opera.
(c) Rewrite the act or go back to Salzburg.
(d) Withdraw the opera or cast Katharina Cavalieri.
8. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
(a) Of betraying the Masonic Lodge and vulgarizing its rituals.
(b) Of betraying Salieri by sleeping with his mistress.
(c) Of betraying his wife with a vulgar woman.
(d) Of betraying Austria through Masonic rituals.
9. What is the meaning of the gestures Salieri makes outside Mozart's window?
(a) It is a countdown to death.
(b) It indicates the Grim Reaper.
(c) It is a symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris.
(d) It is an obscure Masonic ritual.
10. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
(a) The Emperor.
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
(d) Frau Weber.
11. How is the Emperor likely to foil Salieri's plans?
(a) By offering to pay Mozart's rent.
(b) By sending Salieri away to Italy.
(c) By offering Mozart a court position.
(d) By offering Mozart an apartment at the palace.
12. 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 calls down a quotation from Don Giovanni--where the Don invites the Statue to dinner.
(c) He hums Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik and beckons the figure in return.
(d) He sings part of The Catalogue Song from Don Giovanni.
13. What does Mozart suggest is the answer to his problems?
(a) He could apply to the Emperor for a new position.
(b) He could find more pupils.
(c) He could go to Prague to premiere an opera.
(d) He could go to England, where music is loved.
14. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
(a) That she is a sex addict.
(b) That she is a loose and dishonorable woman.
(c) That Salieri is compellingly attractive to women.
(d) That she is prepared to make a great sacrifice for the husband she loves.
15. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) There is a problem finding suitable singers.
(b) Its theme is considered too serious.
(c) Its theme is considered scandalous, subversive.
(d) There is a problem concerning its language.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Salieri refer to Mozart?
2. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?
3. Why does Orsini-Rosenberg object to The Marriage of Figaro?
4. What new work is Mozart considering?
5. What wish of Salieri's is granted at this point?
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