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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Mozart's response to Constanze's dancing?
(a) He grabs her and starts kissing her.
(b) He picks her up and puts her to bed.
(c) He chases her around the room.
(d) He tells her to sit down and shut up.
2. How has Salieri's career progressed?
(a) He is successful, seen as a superior composer to Mozart.
(b) He works hard and has some success.
(c) He writes smash hit operas and becomes exceedingly rich and famous.
(d) He works hard, writes one hit, then loses favor to Mozart.
3. 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 is too busy.
(c) He tells the Emperor Mozart might influence the Princess politically.
(d) He tells the Emperor Mozart's fees are too high.
4. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(b) He seduces a nun.
(c) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
(d) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
5. Why does Mozart dislike operas about lofty individuals and ancient heroes?
(a) He believes they are too hard for singers to master.
(b) He thinks all opera should be funny.
(c) He believes opera should be about real people.
(d) He believes this will make the art form decline.
6. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?
(a) He says it is realer than any play.
(b) He says it is safer than any play.
(c) He says it will be remembered forever.
(d) He says it will be heard by God.
7. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
(a) He accapted readily.
(b) He did not reply.
(c) He suggested a compromise.
(d) He refused
8. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) Salieri suggested it.
(b) The Emperor suggested it.
(c) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
(d) Out of simple suriosity.
9. What promise to Mozart does Salieri fail to honor?
(a) That he will help Mozart by re-writing the act.
(b) That he will speak to the Emperor about attending a rehearsal.
(c) That he will speak to the Emperor about the tutoring work with Princess Elizabeth.
(d) That he will explain the mistake to Orsini-Rosenberg.
10. What does Constanze suggest might cure her husband's bad dreams?
(b) A better house.
(d) A visit to the spa.
11. For Mozart, what is the outcome of his work for Schikaneder?
(a) He gains nothing except money to buy alcohol.
(b) There is talk of a further opera to be written.
(c) He gains nothing.
(d) He gains a little, but insufficient to cover his debts.
12. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
(a) The opera is hardly every performed.
(b) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri is delighted.
(c) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri must show his sympathy.
(d) Encores will be banned in the future.
13. What choice is Mozart given?
(a) Withdraw the opera or cast Katharina Cavalieri.
(b) Re-write the act or withdraw the opera.
(c) Rewrite the act or go back to Salzburg.
(d) Re-write the act or re-cast the opera.
14. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
(a) In a gray cloak and mask.
(b) As a Janus figure in a green cloak.
(c) In a part-colored clown suit.
(d) In a black cloak and gray mask.
15. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
(c) With some ceremony.
(d) In disguise.
Short Answer Questions
1. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
2. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
3. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
4. What does Salieri find a compensation for ghastly encounters at the Baroness's?
5. What does Mozart disclose to Salieri at the beginning of the next scene?
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