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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 makes Von Strack very cross?
(a) That Salieri is after his position.
(b) That Mozart has finished the opera very quickly.
(c) That Salieri and Orsini-Rosenberg speak before him in Italian.
(d) That Mozart's opera is already in rehearsal.
2. In what way does Salieri demonstrate his abandonment of his vow of chastity?
(a) He starts seeing prostitutes.
(b) He seduces a nun.
(c) He takes Constanze Mozart as his mistress.
(d) He begins an affair with Katharina Cavalieri.
3. What choice is Mozart given?
(a) Rewrite the act or go back to Salzburg.
(b) Re-write the act or withdraw the opera.
(c) Re-write the act or re-cast the opera.
(d) Withdraw the opera or cast Katharina Cavalieri.
4. What is the final blow for Mozart?
(a) His unmasking of Salieri and his despair over the damaged manuscript.
(b) The unmasking of Salieri and his despair over money.
(c) A letter from Constanze saying she will never return.
(d) His unmasking of Salieri and recognition of his villainous betrayal.
5. Who writes an opera that is the talk of the city of Vienna, according to the Venticelli?
(b) Richard Strauss.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Salieri notice about Mozart during the applause for the opera?
2. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
3. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?
4. What is the meaning of the gestures Salieri makes outside Mozart's window?
5. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
Short Essay Questions
1. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?
2. Comment on the philosophical contrast between Mozart and Van Swieten and Von Strack.
3. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?
4. What is implied by the Emperor's comment to Salieri regarding music and the Princess Elizabeth?
5. In what way is Mozart's tendency to plain speaking working against him, according to the Venticelli?
6. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?
7. What is the significance of 'the figure in gray' that haunts Mozart's dreams?
8. Comment on Salieri's actions as Mozart's illness and obsession overtake him.
9. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?
10. How does Salieri's power over Mozart intensify?
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