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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Baron Van Swieten's nickname?
(a) 'Pianocello.'
(b) 'Wolferl.'
(c) 'Lord Fugue.'
(d) 'Lord Van Fugue.'

2. Into which well-known piece does Mozart transform Salieri's march of welcome?
(a) The Finale from The Abduction From the Seraglio.
(b) The Entry of the Gods into Valhalla.
(c) The march from The Marriage of Figaro.
(d) The Grand March from Aida.

3. How does Salieri refer to his servants?
(a) As The Keeper of the Razor and The Maker of the Cakes.
(b) As The gossiping Ventrecelli.
(c) As The Keeper of the Purse and The Maker of the Cakes.
(d) As the Kappellmeister's Baker and The Keeper of the Salt.

4. Where does Salieri finally meet Mozart?
(a) At Baroness Waldstadten's.
(b) At the Statsoper.
(c) At the Imperial Palace.
(d) At the Belvedere.

5. What position is Mozart interested in applying for?
(a) Music teacher for the Princess Elizabeth.
(b) Music supervisor for the Emperor.
(c) Music teacher for Katharina Cavalieri.
(d) Court Composer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who presently holds the position Salieri covets?

2. What is meant by the words 'one must avoid music that smells of music'?

3. What solo instrument sounds a single note?

4. What philosophic age does Salieri refer to in his first speech for this section of the play?

5. Where is the opera's story set?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways does Salieri work to undermine Mozart in this section of the play?

2. In what way does Salieri claim to be different from his parents?

3. What happens in this section of the play to fertilize the growing seed of Salieri's murderous ideas?

4. What does his comment about his requirement in a wife reveal about Salieri's character?

5. What strategy does Salieri use in his attempt to seduce Constanze?

6. What does Salieri do to cope with the psychic blow he has received through hearing Mozart's music?

7. What is the problem with Salieri's drive for fame?

8. What is Salieri hinting at when he says his servants will be 'even more surprised tomorrow'?

9. In what way does Salieri contradict himself in the scene in which he attempts to seduce Constanze?

10. Why does Salieri rush out into the street on hearing Mozart's music?

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