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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 Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
(a) Ensuring that Mozart finish commissioned work.
(b) Helping Mozart succeed.
(c) Teaching Mozart table manners.
(d) Mending Mozart's vulgarity.

2. How has Salieri's career progressed?
(a) He writes smash hit operas and becomes exceedingly rich and famous.
(b) He works hard and has some success.
(c) He works hard, writes one hit, then loses favor to Mozart.
(d) He is successful, seen as a superior composer to Mozart.

3. How does Baron Van Swieten enter the Theater by the Weiden?
(a) With some ceremony.
(b) Unobserved,
(c) Quickly.
(d) In disguise.

4. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
(a) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri must show his sympathy.
(b) Mozart is crushed emotionally and Salieri is delighted.
(c) The opera is hardly every performed.
(d) Encores will be banned in the future.

5. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?
(a) He says it is safer than any play.
(b) He says it is realer than any play.
(c) He says it will be remembered forever.
(d) He says it will be heard by God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What salary does Salieri recommend Mozart be paid?

2. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?

3. What did Mozart ask his father to do?

4. What is it that Mozart intends to adapt and include in his vaudeville opera?

5. Who does Salieri claim is the inspiration for the Ghost in Don Giovanni?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of 'the figure in gray' that haunts Mozart's dreams?

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

3. What is implied by the Emperor's comment to Salieri regarding music and the Princess Elizabeth?

4. What happens in this scene to essentially perform the coup-de-grace for Mozart?

5. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?

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

7. In addition to his personal battle with Mozart, how is the deterioration of Salieri's relationship with God demonstrated in this part of the play?

8. How does The Magic Flute precipitate a serious falling-out between Mozart and Van Swieten?

9. What is Salieri's fate?

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

(see the answer keys)

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