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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What promise to Mozart does Salieri fail to honor?
(a) That he will speak to the Emperor about attending a rehearsal.
(b) That he will speak to the Emperor about the tutoring work with Princess Elizabeth.
(c) That he will help Mozart by re-writing the act.
(d) That he will explain the mistake to Orsini-Rosenberg.
2. Which character has been deeply upset by Mozart's desperate behavior?
(a) The Emperor Joseph II.
(b) The Baroness.
(d) Van Swieten.
3. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
(b) In disguise.
(c) With some ceremony.
4. What is Mozart's response to Constanze's dancing?
(a) He tells her to sit down and shut up.
(b) He grabs her and starts kissing her.
(c) He picks her up and puts her to bed.
(d) He chases her around the room.
5. About whom does the Emperor make the comment: 'I daresay he can't do much harm'?
(a) The First Venticello.
(b) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.
(c) Count Von Strack.
(d) Herr Sommer.
6. When Salieri speaks of 'the Creature,' to whom is he referring?
(a) A Venticello.
(c) The Emperor.
(d) Constanze Mozart.
7. What is Mozart's response when the figure (Salieri) beckons under his window?
(a) He calls down a quotation from Don Giovanni--where the Don invites the Statue to dinner.
(b) He laughs crazily and almost falls from the window.
(c) He hums Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik and beckons the figure in return.
(d) He sings part of The Catalogue Song from Don Giovanni.
8. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
(a) Of betraying his wife with a vulgar woman.
(b) Of betraying Salieri by sleeping with his mistress.
(c) Of betraying Austria through Masonic rituals.
(d) Of betraying the Masonic Lodge and vulgarizing its rituals.
9. 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 pawning his wife's jewelery.
(d) His begging in the streets of Vienna.
10. What event has taken place in the Mozart household?
(a) Their servant has had a baby boy.
(b) A baby daughter has been born.
(c) Leopold Mozart has come to live with Wolfgang and Constanze.
(d) A baby son has been born.
11. What makes Von Strack very cross?
(a) That Salieri and Orsini-Rosenberg speak before him in Italian.
(b) That Mozart's opera is already in rehearsal.
(c) That Mozart has finished the opera very quickly.
(d) That Salieri is after his position.
12. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
(a) He did not reply.
(b) He accapted readily.
(c) He refused
(d) He suggested a compromise.
13. What does Constanze tell Wolfgang their relationship?
(a) That it is over because she met someone in Baden.
(b) That marrying him was the best day of her life.
(c) That Leopold Mozart was right to oppose it.
(d) That marrying him was a mistake, but she will stick by him.
14. Why is Mozart so enthusiastic about vocal quartets?
(a) They are popular already, so they will find a ready audience.
(b) These allow audiences to hear from four different characters in the same moments of time.
(c) These give work to more musicians.
(d) The royalty payments are higher than if only one person is singing.
15. What strange insight does Mozart seem to have regarding the Figaro problems?
(a) That God wants him to be humbled.
(b) That Salieri is behind it all.
(c) That Orsini-Rosenberg is behind it all.
(d) That God is conspiring against him.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who writes an opera that is the talk of the city of Vienna, according to the Venticelli?
2. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
3. Where does Salieri next meet Mozart?
4. What do we learn from Van Swieten about Mozart's activities?
5. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?
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