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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. How did Leopold Mozart respond to his son's request?
(a) He suggested a compromise.
(b) He did not reply.
(c) He accapted readily.
(d) He refused
2. What is Mozart's response when the figure (Salieri) beckons under his window?
(a) He calls down a quotation from Don Giovanni--where the Don invites the Statue to dinner.
(b) He sings part of The Catalogue Song from Don Giovanni.
(c) He laughs crazily and almost falls from the window.
(d) He hums Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik and beckons the figure in return.
3. What is the problem concerning The Marriage of Figaro?
(a) There is a problem concerning its language.
(b) There is a problem finding suitable singers.
(c) Its theme is considered scandalous, subversive.
(d) Its theme is considered too serious.
4. How does Mozart view Salieri at this point?
(a) As a fine musician.
(b) As a kind but impatient man.
(c) As a kind and good man.
(d) As an inspiring musician who is good and kind.
5. What is the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
(b) Tense drama.
Short Answer Questions
1. Salieri's comments about the Viennese suggest they are . . .
2. With news of his father's death, what aspects of himself does Mozart now reveal?
3. Which composer wrote the opera Semiramide performed in Munich?
4. To which character does Salieri give the name La Statua?
5. What does Constanze's return to Salieri show us?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What is implied by the Emperor's comment to Salieri regarding music and the Princess Elizabeth?
3. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?
4. What is unusual about Mozart's vision of opera?
5. In what way is the dying Mozart presented to us as a Christ-like martyr?
6. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?
7. What are the indications of decline that Salieri observes when he meets Wolfgang and Constanze in the Prater?
8. What does Mozart tell Salieri at the end of this section of the play?
9. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?
10. What is the significance of Salieri's words: " alone was empowered to recognize them for what they were'?
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