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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 does Salieri feel he needs to make his 'last audience' appear?
(a) An invocation.
(b) A circumlocution.
(c) A salutation.
(d) An imbrocation.

2. Where is Salieri hidden?
(a) Behind the door.
(b) In a wing-backed chair.
(c) Under a trestle table.
(d) Behind an arras.

3. What quality does Salieri say he requires in a wife?
(a) Ability to bear children.
(b) Feistiness.
(c) Musical talent.
(d) Lack of fire.

4. What does Salieri say is the title of his last work?
(a) The Death of Mozart.
(b) Orlando Furioso.
(c) The Death of Mediocrity.
(d) The Death of the Bird.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Salieri say is the effect of the slowness in the music?

2. What words are whispered at the beginning of the play?

3. What intensely special quality does Salieri believe Mozart's music possesses?

4. Where does Salieri say he was born?

5. How does Mozart insult Count Orsini-Rosenberg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Salieri hinting at when he says his servants will be 'even more surprised tomorrow'?

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

3. In what way does Salieri believe God is torturing him?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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