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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. According to the Venticelli, how many pupils does Mozart have?
(a) Four at the most.
(b) No more than sixteen.
(c) Six at the most.
(d) Seven at the most.
2. Where does Salieri next meet Mozart?
(a) At the Baroness's house.
(b) In a Vienna street.
(c) In a Venetian street.
(d) In the Emperor's music room.
3. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?
(a) His vulverability and shame.
(b) His morbid tendencies and his hunger for money.
(c) His childishness and dependence.
(d) His towering ego and indifference.
4. What other virtue does Salieri relinquish?
(a) The virtue of abstinence: he eats and drinks lavishly.
(b) The virtue of kindness: he is excessively mean to people.
(c) Social virtue: he resigns from all his committees.
(d) The virtue of love: he now hates everyone and intends to use them.
5. 'It celebrates . . . the goddess in Woman and not the laundress' is a reference to what>
(d) The Feast of the Annunciation.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do we learn from Van Swieten about Mozart's activities?
2. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
3. Who does Mozart blame for his disappoint in the matter of Princess Elizabeth?
4. What is the final blow for Mozart?
5. What is the tone of Salieri's comment that 'Our religion' is largely based on waxworks?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?
2. In what way is his son's description of Leopold Mozart ironic?
3. In what way does Salieri scheme to spoil the production of The Marriage of Figaro?
4. What is the significance of 'the figure in gray' that haunts Mozart's dreams?
5. What disturbing aspect of 'appearances versus reality' does Salieri allude to in his opening speech in Act 2 of Amadeus?
6. Comment on the irony of Salieri's situation at the end of this section of the play.
7. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?
8. What happens in this scene to essentially perform the coup-de-grace for Mozart?
9. How does Mozart respond to the news about his salary?
10. Comment on Salieri's actions as Mozart's illness and obsession overtake him.
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