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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 Constanze accuse her husband of doing?
(a) Sleeping with all his female pupils.
(b) Sleeping with Katharina Cavalieri.
(c) Sleeping in every day and not doing any work to earn them money.
(d) Having an affair with the Princess Elizabeth.

2. What people are the chorus members meant to represent?
(a) Nineteenth century citizens of Verona.
(b) Eighteenth century citizens of Vienna.
(c) Salieri's cousins and nineteenth century neighbors.
(d) Nineteenth century citizens of Venezia.

3. How does Salieri finally realize the extent of Mozart's talent?
(a) He reads the manuscript of Don Giovanni.
(b) He sneaks into a concert and hears the Clarinet Concerto.
(c) He is given a report by the Venticelli.
(d) He reads the manuscripts Constanze has left.

4. How does Mozart defend his work?
(a) He says it is in German, so people will understand it.
(b) He tells the Emperor it is the best opera ever written in Europe.
(c) He says it is exciting.
(d) He says it is full of proper German virtues.

5. When Salieri left Italy, how old was Mozart?
(a) Five.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty-six.
(d) Twenty-five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character receives a kiss from Salieri?

2. What influences Mozart to make wildly tactless utterings at Bonno's house?

3. What causes Salieri physical pain as he listens to the piece?

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

5. What does Salieri say is the title of his last work?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is the 'calf-measuring scene' ironic?

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

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

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

5. What does this scene show us of Mozart's talent?

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

7. What story does the Emperor tell to Mozart?

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

9. How does the play open?

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

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