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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the tone of Salieri's comment that 'Our religion' is largely based on waxworks?
2. What strange insight does Mozart seem to have regarding the Figaro problems?
(a) That Orsini-Rosenberg is behind it all.
(b) That Salieri is behind it all.
(c) That God wants him to be humbled.
(d) That God is conspiring against him.
3. Despite being unable to block the production, how does Salieri feel at the first performance of Figaro?
(a) Strange and light-headed.
(c) Strangely exhilerated.
(d) Strangely excited.
4. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) He says it is vulgar.
(b) He says it is showy.
(c) He says it it too intense.
(d) He says it is too vernacular.
5. What does Mozart suggest is the answer to his problems?
(a) He could apply to the Emperor for a new position.
(b) He could go to Prague to premiere an opera.
(c) He could go to England, where music is loved.
(d) He could find more pupils.
6. What is frightening Constanze?
(a) Having a second baby.
(b) Mozart and the story of his dream.
(c) The possibility of Mozart being expelled from the Masonic Lodge.
(d) Their poverty.
7. What new work is Mozart considering?
(a) A grand opera for ordinary German people.
(b) A Vaudeville for ordinary German people.
(c) A Requiem Mass for Schikaneder.
(d) A new comic opera for the Emperor.
8. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
(b) The Emperor suggested it.
(c) Out of simple suriosity.
(d) Salieri suggested it.
9. 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.
10. Why is Mozart so enthusiastic about vocal quartets?
(a) These give work to more musicians.
(b) They are popular already, so they will find a ready audience.
(c) These allow audiences to hear from four different characters in the same moments of time.
(d) The royalty payments are higher than if only one person is singing.
11. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?
(a) He says it is realer than any play.
(b) He says it will be remembered forever.
(c) He says it will be heard by God.
(d) He says it is safer than any play.
12. For Mozart, what is the outcome of his work for Schikaneder?
(a) There is talk of a further opera to be written.
(b) He gains nothing.
(c) He gains nothing except money to buy alcohol.
(d) He gains a little, but insufficient to cover his debts.
13. Who does Constanze blame for the Mozarts' present plight?
(a) Her father-in-law, Leopold.
(c) Her husband, Wolfgang.
(d) Her unborn baby.
14. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
(a) In a part-colored clown suit.
(b) In a black cloak and gray mask.
(c) As a Janus figure in a green cloak.
(d) In a gray cloak and mask.
15. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
(a) Of betraying his wife with a vulgar woman.
(b) Of betraying Austria through Masonic rituals.
(c) Of betraying Salieri by sleeping with his mistress.
(d) Of betraying the Masonic Lodge and vulgarizing its rituals.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?
2. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
3. What does Constanze tell Wolfgang their relationship?
4. How does Mozart react to news of his salary?
5. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
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