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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. 'It celebrates . . . the goddess in Woman and not the laundress' is a reference to what>
(a) The Feast of the Annunciation.
2. What does Salieri notice about Mozart during the applause for the opera?
(a) His shabby clothes.
(b) His frailty and mortality.
(c) That he is disappointed in the staging.
(d) His drunken state.
3. In conversation with Salieri, what attitude to his father does Mozart display?
(a) That he is uncaring and hopes he will be left money.
(b) That he is a loving and devoted son.
(c) That he is jealous.
(d) That he is hostile.
4. How does Mozart react to news of his salary?
(a) With delight.
(b) With delight and gratitude.
(c) With disappointment and anger.
(d) With skepticism.
5. Why did Van Swieten attend the performance?
(a) The Emperor suggested it.
(b) Out of simple suriosity.
(c) He'd heard gossip about it at the Masonic Lodge.
(d) Salieri suggested it.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
2. How does Rosenberg sum up the effect of 'Non piu andrai'?
3. How does Salieri dress in order to frighten Mozart?
4. When Salieri speaks of 'the Creature,' to whom is he referring?
5. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mozart respond to the news about his salary?
2. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?
3. What happens in this scene to essentially perform the coup-de-grace for Mozart?
4. What is implied by the Emperor's comment to Salieri regarding music and the Princess Elizabeth?
5. How does the death of Kapellmeister Bonno affect Salieri?
6. What does Mozart tell Salieri at the end of this section of the play?
7. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?
8. Comment on the irony of Salieri's situation at the end of this section of the play.
9. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?
10. What disturbing aspect of 'appearances versus reality' does Salieri allude to in his opening speech in Act 2 of Amadeus?
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