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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. Who prompts the Emperor's response to the opera?
(a) The Venticelli.
(b) Salieri.
(c) Baron Van Swieten.
(d) Count Orsini-Rosenberg.

2. How does Salieri feel after examining Mozart's manuscripts?
(a) Amused because Mozart is not as clever as he thought.
(b) Reasuured because all of them are quite ordinary.
(c) Humbled in face of Mozart's huge talent.
(d) Excited at the new talent in Austria.

3. What philosophic age does Salieri refer to in his first speech for this section of the play?
(a) The Age of Englightenment
(b) The Age of Modernism.
(c) The Platonic Age.
(d) The Age of the Feuilletons.

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

5. What words are whispered at the beginning of the play?
(a) 'Mozart' and 'Beethoven.'
(b) 'Salieri' and 'assassin.'
(c) 'Salieri' and 'companion.'
(d) 'Celery' and 'assassin.'

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Salieri's reaction to the young couple's goings-on?

2. How does Salieri cope with his insight into Mozart's talent?

3. How does Salieri finally realize the extent of Mozart's talent?

4. Why is a party being held at Baroness Waldstadten's?

5. How does Salieri describe Mozart at the end of this scene?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Comment on the dramatic function of the Venticelli in the opening scene.

6. What story does the Emperor tell to Mozart?

7. What attitude towards the Emperor does Salieri display in the first scene of this section of the play?

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

9. Comment on Salieri's appeal to 'the ghosts of the future'.

10. Account for Salieri's shout from the chair as he listens to Mozart and Constanze play their bawdy game.

(see the answer keys)

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