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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What desperate measure of Mozart's do the Venticelli inform Salieri about?
(a) His betting his coat at a card game.
(b) His begging money from the Masons.
(c) His begging in the streets of Vienna.
(d) His pawning his wife's jewelery.
2. What does Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
(a) Teaching Mozart table manners.
(b) Ensuring that Mozart finish commissioned work.
(c) Helping Mozart succeed.
(d) Mending Mozart's vulgarity.
3. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He seduces a nun.
(b) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
(c) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(d) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
4. In the staging of The Magic Flute described by Salieri, what does the sun represent?
(a) A god determined to judge.
(b) A cleansing fire, but one bringing forgiveness.
(c) A symbol of life and love.
(d) The Apprentice's Pillar.
5. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?
6. Who pays for Mozart's funeral?
(a) The Emperor.
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
(d) Frau Weber.
7. What is Mozart's response to Constanze's dancing?
(a) He chases her around the room.
(b) He tells her to sit down and shut up.
(c) He picks her up and puts her to bed.
(d) He grabs her and starts kissing her.
8. About whom does the Emperor make the comment: 'I daresay he can't do much harm'?
(a) The First Venticello.
(b) Herr Sommer.
(c) Count Von Strack.
(d) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
9. 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 an apartment at the palace.
(d) By offering Mozart a court position.
10. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
(a) In a gray cloak and mask.
(b) In a black cloak and gray mask.
(c) In a part-colored clown suit.
(d) As a Janus figure in a green cloak.
11. What does Salieri do when he looks over the manuscript for the Requiem Mass?
(a) He puts it in the bin.
(b) He burns it.
(c) He pours ink all over it.
(d) He tears it up.
12. 'It celebrates . . . the goddess in Woman and not the laundress' is a reference to what>
(d) The Feast of the Annunciation.
13. How has Salieri's career progressed?
(a) He works hard and has some success.
(b) He writes smash hit operas and becomes exceedingly rich and famous.
(c) He is successful, seen as a superior composer to Mozart.
(d) He works hard, writes one hit, then loses favor to Mozart.
14. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
(b) The Magic Flute.
(d) Cosi Fan Tutte.
15. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) He says it is vulgar.
(b) He says it it too intense.
(c) He says it is showy.
(d) He says it is too vernacular.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Salieri find distasteful about the audience?
2. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
3. What suggestion does Salieri make to Mozart?
4. How had Mozart disobeyed his father?
5. What is Salieri's response to The Magic Flute?
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