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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 wish of Salieri's is granted at this point?
(a) Mozart falls desperately ill.
(b) He is appointed Kappellmeister on Rosenberg's death.
(c) He is given a Papal kinighthood.
(d) He is appointed Kappellmeister on Bonno's death.

2. Why does Mozart dislike operas about lofty individuals and ancient heroes?
(a) He believes this will make the art form decline.
(b) He believes opera should be about real people.
(c) He believes they are too hard for singers to master.
(d) He thinks all opera should be funny.

3. What does Mozart disclose to Salieri at the beginning of the next scene?
(a) That he is doing badly--no money and no prospect of earning any.
(b) That he has a new idea for an operatic piece.
(c) That he has been commissioned to write a Mass.
(d) That he is ill and worried about money.

4. What does Constanze tell Wolfgang their relationship?
(a) That marrying him was a mistake, but she will stick by him.
(b) That marrying him was the best day of her life.
(c) That it is over because she met someone in Baden.
(d) That Leopold Mozart was right to oppose it.

5. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
(a) He says it is showy.
(b) He says it it too intense.
(c) He says it is vulgar.
(d) He says it is too vernacular.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mozart describe opera's importance?

2. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?

3. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?

4. What word describes Salieri's success and what he has bought with it?

5. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?

4. Comment on the philosophical contrast between Mozart and Van Swieten and Von Strack.

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

6. What disturbing aspect of 'appearances versus reality' does Salieri allude to in his opening speech in Act 2 of Amadeus?

7. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?

8. What is unusual about Mozart's vision of opera?

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

10. What does Mozart tell Salieri at the end of this section of the play?

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