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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. Why do Constanze and Wolfgang stop their private game?
(a) They are tired and cold.
(b) Constanze goes into labor.
(c) They hear Salieri coming.
(d) Constanze faints.

2. Who is the Guilty Libertine Salieri refers to?
(a) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
(b) Don Giovanni.
(c) Antonio Salieri himself.
(d) Leopold Mozart.

3. What troubles does Mozart tell Salieri he has?
(a) Money woes and family illnesses.
(b) Physical pains and bad dreams.
(c) Money woes and memories of his late father.
(d) Worries concerning Constanze's pregnancy.

4. What is the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
(a) Melancholy.
(b) Absurdity.
(c) Tastefulness.
(d) Tense drama.

5. What does Salieri find distasteful about the audience?
(a) That they smell of sweat and sausage.
(b) That they dress badly and applaud in the wrong places.
(c) That they smell of sweat and coal dust.
(d) That they are unwashed and smell of garlic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is frightening Constanze?

2. What is Mozart's response when the figure (Salieri) beckons under his window?

3. Why is Mozart so enthusiastic about vocal quartets?

4. Music from which of Mozart's operas is played as Salieri muses during the transition between scenes?

5. Which famous composer calls Mozart's work 'unsurpassed'?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of 'the figure in gray' that haunts Mozart's dreams?

2. What does Constanze's return to Salieri's apartment reveal about her?

3. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?

4. In addition to his personal battle with Mozart, how is the deterioration of Salieri's relationship with God demonstrated in this part of the play?

5. How does Salieri's power over Mozart intensify?

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

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

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

9. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?

10. In what way does Salieri use the information from the Venticelli to take further action against Mozart?

(see the answer keys)

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