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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. How does Salieri describe Mozart at the end of this scene?
(a) As a heavenly presence.
(b) As an obscene gypsy.
(c) As an obscene child.
(d) As a naive child.

2. Salieri describes the opera's music as an excellent match for what?
(a) Vulgar tastes.
(b) The lead soprano's voice.
(c) Mozart's vulgar coat.
(d) Viennese tastes.

3. How is the Venticelli's speech described?
(a) They speak in tongues.
(b) They are said to be laconic.
(c) They speak urgently, rapidly.
(d) They shout loudly.

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

5. What does Mozart intend to do in Vienna?
(a) Give concerts.
(b) Apply for Salieri's job.
(c) Kiss the Emperor's hand.
(d) Hide from his father.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who invites Salieri to join the Masons?

3. How does Salieri describe 'Marten Aller Arten'?

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

5. How does Mozart react when the Major-Domo enters?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Mozart manage to insult Count Orsini-Rosenberg?

2. Why do reports about Mozart unsettle Salieri?

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

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

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

6. What does Constanze's response to her husband's accusations tell us about her?

7. How does the play open?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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