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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the staging of The Magic Flute described by Salieri, what does the sun represent?
(a) The Apprentice's Pillar.
(b) A cleansing fire, but one bringing forgiveness.
(c) A god determined to judge.
(d) A symbol of life and love.
2. How has Katharina Cavalieri changed since she was last seen?
(a) She is thin and has dyed her hair.
(b) She is better dressed.
(c) She is sluttish and over-ornamented.
(d) She now has many wrinkles.
3. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
(a) That he is uncaring and hopes he will be left money.
(b) That he is hostile.
(c) That he is jealous.
(d) That he is a loving and devoted son.
4. Salieri's comments about the Viennese suggest they are . . .
5. What explanation does Salieri give the Emporer for not choosing Mozart as the Princess Elizabeth's music tutor?
(a) He tells the Emperor Mozart is too busy.
(b) He informs the Emperor that Mozart cannot be trusted around young women.
(c) He tells the Emperor Mozart might influence the Princess politically.
(d) He tells the Emperor Mozart's fees are too high.
6. What does Salieri find distasteful about the audience?
(a) That they smell of sweat and coal dust.
(b) That they smell of sweat and sausage.
(c) That they are unwashed and smell of garlic.
(d) That they dress badly and applaud in the wrong places.
7. 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 England, where music is loved.
(c) He could find more pupils.
(d) He could go to Prague to premiere an opera.
8. Despite being unable to block the production, how does Salieri feel at the first performance of Figaro?
(a) Strangely excited.
(b) Strangely exhilerated.
(c) Strange and light-headed.
9. What is the meaning of the gestures Salieri makes outside Mozart's window?
(a) It indicates the Grim Reaper.
(b) It is a countdown to death.
(c) It is an obscure Masonic ritual.
(d) It is a symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris.
10. 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 is safer than any play.
(d) He says it will be heard by God.
11. What salary does Salieri recommend Mozart be paid?
(a) Two hundred florins a week.
(b) Two hundred florins a year.
(c) Two thousand florins a year.
(d) Two hundred florins a month.
12. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
(a) He refused
(b) He did not reply.
(c) He accapted readily.
(d) He suggested a compromise.
13. What does Salieri recognize in Figaro's song 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) Mozart's variations on 'Twinkle, Little Star'.
(b) A phrase from the Dies Irae.
(c) Salieri's own little 'March of Welcome'.
(d) Salieri's own overture to Semiramide.
14. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) He says it is too vernacular.
(b) He says it is showy.
(c) He says it is vulgar.
(d) He says it it too intense.
15. What does Salieri notice about Mozart during the applause for the opera?
(a) His shabby clothes.
(b) That he is disappointed in the staging.
(c) His drunken state.
(d) His frailty and mortality.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Constanze suggest might cure her husband's bad dreams?
2. How does Mozart react to news of his salary?
3. What has happened to Leopold Mozart's letters?
4. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
5. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
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