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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. Why is a party being held at Baroness Waldstadten's?
(a) To celebrate the Feast of the Assumption.
(b) To celebrate the Emperor's birthday.
(c) To celebrate Salieri's birthday.
(d) To celebrate New Year's Eve.

2. In which room at the Baroness's does Salieri first see Mozart?
(a) The atrium.
(b) The ballroom.
(c) The library.
(d) The music room.

3. What insight does Salieri experience when he hears 'Marten Aller Arten' being sung?
(a) He understands religious ecstasy.
(b) He understands that Mozart has had sex with the singer.
(c) He understands that the soprano is flighty.
(d) He understands that this is just how music ought to be written.

4. What kind of work has the Emperor commissioned Mozart to write?
(a) A concerto.
(b) A string quartet.
(c) An opera.
(d) A symphony.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What solo instrument sounds a single note?

2. What animal is Mozart pretending to be?

3. How does Salieri find out that Mozart has arrived in Vienna?

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

5. Which Mozart opera is being performed in this scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. Comment on the philosophical contrast between Mozart and Van Swieten and Von Strack.

2. What is the significance of Salieri's words: " alone was empowered to recognize them for what they were'?

3. What is the importance of the scene in which Salieri's home is contrasted with that of the Mozart family?

4. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?

5. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?

6. In what way is the dying Mozart presented to us as a Christ-like martyr?

7. Comment on Salieri's actions as Mozart's illness and obsession overtake him.

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

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

10. In what way does Salieri scheme to spoil the production of The Marriage of Figaro?

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