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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 desperate measure of Mozart's do the Venticelli inform Salieri about?
(a) His begging money from the Masons.
(b) His betting his coat at a card game.
(c) His pawning his wife's jewelery.
(d) His begging in the streets of Vienna.
2. What strange insight does Mozart seem to have regarding the Figaro problems?
(a) That Orsini-Rosenberg is behind it all.
(b) That God is conspiring against him.
(c) That Salieri is behind it all.
(d) That God wants him to be humbled.
3. Salieri's comments about the Viennese suggest they are . . .
4. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) There is a problem concerning its language.
(b) Its theme is considered too serious.
(c) There is a problem finding suitable singers.
(d) Its theme is considered scandalous, subversive.
5. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?
Short Answer Questions
1. What new work is Mozart considering?
2. What has happened to Leopold Mozart's letters?
3. Who does Constanze blame for the Mozarts' present plight?
4. What wish of Salieri's is granted at this point?
5. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way is Mozart's tendency to plain speaking working against him, according to the Venticelli?
2. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?
3. Comment on the philosophical contrast between Mozart and Van Swieten and Von Strack.
4. In what way does Salieri scheme to spoil the production of The Marriage of Figaro?
5. What is unusual about Mozart's vision of opera?
6. What is implied by the Emperor's comment to Salieri regarding music and the Princess Elizabeth?
7. What are the indications of decline that Salieri observes when he meets Wolfgang and Constanze in the Prater?
8. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?
9. In what way is the dying Mozart presented to us as a Christ-like martyr?
10. Comment on Salieri's actions as Mozart's illness and obsession overtake him.
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