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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do we learn from Van Swieten about Mozart's activities?
(a) That he has joined the Freemasons.
(b) That he is going to visit Prague.
(c) That he has visited Salzburg.
(d) That he is considering joining the Freemansons.
2. What is the final blow for Mozart?
(a) The unmasking of Salieri and his despair over money.
(b) His unmasking of Salieri and his despair over the damaged manuscript.
(c) A letter from Constanze saying she will never return.
(d) His unmasking of Salieri and recognition of his villainous betrayal.
3. Who does Mozart blame for his disappoint in the matter of Princess Elizabeth?
(c) His father.
4. What is Salieri's response to The Magic Flute?
(a) He sees it as full of cleansing and peace.
(b) He is outraged at the use of Masonic ritual.
(c) He despises it for its jokes.
(d) He doesn't understand it.
5. Who is the Guilty Libertine Salieri refers to?
(a) Leopold Mozart.
(b) Antonio Salieri himself.
(c) Don Giovanni.
(d) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
6. Salieri's comments about the Viennese suggest they are . . .
7. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
(a) Physical pains and bad dreams.
(b) Money woes and memories of his late father.
(c) Worries concerning Constanze's pregnancy.
(d) Money woes and family illnesses.
8. What does Salieri find a compensation for ghastly encounters at the Baroness's?
(a) Watching Mozart suffer.
(b) His favorite crema al mascarpone.
(c) The creative ideas that follow.
(d) Eating eclairs in secret.
9. Why are the Mozarts cold?
(a) The building has no heating.
(b) The central heating boiler has failed.
(c) They can't afford wood for a fire.
(d) They can't afford to connect the heating.
10. For what reason does Mozart reject the idea of giving more concerts?
(a) He says he has lost his gifts as a virtuoso.
(b) He says he can't afford to rent a hall.
(c) He says he is no longer fashionable.
(d) He says he has arthritic pain in his fingers.
11. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
(a) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri must show his sympathy.
(b) The opera is hardly every performed.
(c) Encores will be banned in the future.
(d) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri is delighted.
12. In the staging of The Magic Flute described by Salieri, what does the sun represent?
(a) A cleansing fire, but one bringing forgiveness.
(b) A symbol of life and love.
(c) The Apprentice's Pillar.
(d) A god determined to judge.
13. 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 heard by God.
(d) He says it will be remembered forever.
14. Why does Orsini-Rosenberg object to The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) The music is too ornate.
(b) He claims it is subversive.
(c) He claims it contains a ballet.
(d) He calims it is obscene.
15. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
(a) The Magic Flute.
(c) Cosi Fan Tutte.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
2. What does Mozart disclose to Salieri at the beginning of the next scene?
3. When did Mozart first travel to London?
4. What is Salieri determined now to do?
5. What does Constanze tell Wolfgang their relationship?
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