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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 influences Mozart to make wildly tactless utterings at Bonno's house?
(a) Alcohol--he is drunk.
(b) He has been taking laudanum.
(c) His arrogance.
(d) He has been listening to Salieri's Venticelli.

2. Who wants the new comic opera to be in 'good plain German?'
(a) The Emperor.
(b) Salieri.
(c) Rosenberg.
(d) Leopold Mozart.

3. What does the Emperor say would be fun?
(a) A comic opera by Mozart.
(b) Fetes and fireworks in the courtyard.
(c) A competition between Mozart and some other virtuoso.
(d) A competition between Mozart and Haydn.

4. Where does Salieri say he was born?
(a) Sardinia.
(b) Northern Italy.
(c) Northern Hispaniola.
(d) Southern Italy.

5. Which is Salieri's favorite sweet indulgence?
(a) Crema al mascarpone.
(b) Tutti frutti.
(c) Tiramisu.
(d) Gelato.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Salieri say is the title of his last work?

2. What causes Salieri physical pain as he listens to the piece?

3. What does Salieri do, in his pain?

4. What does Constanze accuse her husband of doing?

5. What is Salieri's burning ambition at this time of his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what reason might the scene in the Baroness's library be considered ironic?

2. What concrete information about Mozart is passed to Salieri by the Venticelli?

3. How does Salieri come to change his mind about meeting Mozart?

4. What is important about the discussion between Von Strack, Rosenberg and Van Swieten?

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

6. What is striking about Salieri's description of the Adagio from the Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments (K. 361)?

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

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

9. What does this scene show us of Mozart's talent?

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

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