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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 solo instrument sounds a single note?
(a) An oboe.
(b) A viola.
(c) An organ.
(d) A crumhorn.

2. Which Mozart opera is being performed in this scene?
(a) La Cenerentola.
(b) The Abduction from the Seraglio.
(c) Don Giovanni.
(d) Cosi Fan Tutte.

3. How could Constanze secure for husband the job of tutor to Princess Elizabeth?
(a) By bribing Salieri.
(b) By sleeping with Salieri.
(c) By sleeping with Count Rosenberg.
(d) By sending Mozart's CV to Count Rosenberg, along with a bribe.

4. What animal is Constanze imitating?
(a) A mouse.
(b) A vole.
(c) A furry puppy.
(d) A pussy-cat.

5. How does Salieri cope with his insight into Mozart's talent?
(a) He complains to one of his committees.
(b) He throws himself into work.
(c) He falls into depression.
(d) He composes an opera about it.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Salieri feel after examining Mozart's manuscripts?

2. How does Salieri get his hands on some of Mozart's manuscripts?

3. On what instrument does Mozart play Salieri's march?

4. Where has Mozart been living prior to his arrival in Vienna?

5. Who was an influential teacher of Salieri?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?

3. What disturbing aspect of 'appearances versus reality' does Salieri allude to in his opening speech in Act 2 of Amadeus?

4. In what way does Salieri use the information from the Venticelli to take further action against Mozart?

5. What are the indications of decline that Salieri observes when he meets Wolfgang and Constanze in the Prater?

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

7. What is unusual about Mozart's vision of opera?

8. Comment on the irony of Salieri's situation at the end of this section of the play.

9. In addition to his personal battle with Mozart, how is the deterioration of Salieri's relationship with God demonstrated in this part of the play?

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

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