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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
(d) Tense drama.
2. Who is Schikaneder?
(a) An out-of-work actor.
(b) A good friend of the Emperor's and a Lodge member.
(c) An actor who owns a small theater in the suburbs.
(d) An out-of-work opera singer.
3. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
(a) The opera is hardly every performed.
(b) Encores will be banned in the future.
(c) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri must show his sympathy.
(d) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri is delighted.
4. Of what does Van Swieten accuse Mozart?
(a) Of betraying the Masonic Lodge and vulgarizing its rituals.
(b) Of betraying Salieri by sleeping with his mistress.
(c) Of betraying Austria through Masonic rituals.
(d) Of betraying his wife with a vulgar woman.
5. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
(a) Constanze faints.
(b) They hear Salieri coming.
(c) Constanze goes into labor.
(d) They are tired and cold.
6. What does Mozart suggest is the answer to his problems?
(a) He could go to Prague to premiere an opera.
(b) He could go to England, where music is loved.
(c) He could apply to the Emperor for a new position.
(d) He could find more pupils.
7. How does Mozart view Salieri at this point?
(a) As a fine musician.
(b) As an inspiring musician who is good and kind.
(c) As a kind and good man.
(d) As a kind but impatient man.
8. What explanation does Salieri give the Emporer for not choosing Mozart as the Princess Elizabeth's music tutor?
(a) He tells the Emperor Mozart's fees are too high.
(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 is too busy.
9. Despite being unable to block the production, how does Salieri feel at the first performance of Figaro?
(a) Strange and light-headed.
(c) Strangely exhilerated.
(d) Strangely excited.
10. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?
11. What does Constanze do with the last of their money?
(a) She gives it to her mother.
(b) She goes to Bonn in Germany.
(c) She goes to the spa in Baden, Germany.
(d) She travels to Prague to meet a lover.
12. Which composer wrote the opera Semiramide performed in Munich?
13. What word describes Salieri's success and what he has bought with it?
(a) 'Deliberate' for the way he has made things happen and the way he has decorated his house.
(b) The adjective 'golden'--for opinions and the furniture that reflects his success.
(c) 'Incomprenensible' to apply to his success and his wife's taste in furniture.
(d) The word 'lavish' to connect praise and furnishings.
14. What works has Mozart written during the same time?
(a) Music for the popular theatre.
(b) Keyboard concerti and the string quartets.
(c) The opera Guilio Cesere.
(d) Only two violin concerti.
15. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?
(a) Six at the most.
(b) Seven at the most.
(c) Four at the most.
(d) No more than sixteen.
Short Answer Questions
1. What other virtue does Salieri relinquish?
2. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
3. What does Constanze suggest might cure her husband's bad dreams?
4. What is the tone of Salieri's comment that 'Our religion' is largely based on waxworks?
5. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
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