Amadeus Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Salieri determined now to do?

2. What desperate measure of Mozart's do the Venticelli inform Salieri about?

3. What suggestion does Salieri make to Mozart?

4. How does Mozart receive a little help?

5. How does Mozart view Salieri at this point?

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. In what way does Salieri scheme to spoil the production of The Marriage of Figaro?

3. In what way is his son's description of Leopold Mozart ironic?

4. What are the indications of decline that Salieri observes when he meets Wolfgang and Constanze in the Prater?

5. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?

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

7. What does Mozart tell Salieri at the end of this section of the play?

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

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

10. What is unusual about Mozart's vision of opera?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways do you think the problem of 'appearances versus reality' is crucial to the play Amadeus?

Essay Topic 2

'The real tragedy is Salieri's. He kills nothing but his own soul.' Do you agree?

Essay Topic 3

Review the staging of the play Amadeus. How does the production itself affect the responses of the audience? Make overall comment, then choose one scene to focus on in detail. Might there be alternative ways to stage the scene?

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