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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. Who is Schikaneder?
2. What suggestion does Salieri make to Mozart?
3. What desperate measure of Mozart's do the Venticelli inform Salieri about?
4. What explanation does Salieri give the Emporer for not choosing Mozart as the Princess Elizabeth's music tutor?
5. What does Constanze suggest might cure her husband's bad dreams?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of Salieri's words: " alone was empowered to recognize them for what they were'?
2. In what way does Salieri use the information from the Venticelli to take further action against Mozart?
3. How does Salieri change focus in his struggle against God and His instrument, Mozart?
4. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?
5. What is the importance of the scene in which Salieri's home is contrasted with that of the Mozart family?
6. What does Constanze's return to Salieri's apartment reveal about her?
7. How does Salieri's power over Mozart intensify?
8. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?
9. What happens in this scene to essentially perform the coup-de-grace for Mozart?
10. In what way is his son's description of Leopold Mozart ironic?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the way in which jealousy is dealt with in Amadeus. How has this affected the lives of at least TWO characters? You might like to consider the effects on personality as well as life outcome.
Essay Topic 2
In what ways is Amadeus a struggle between the forces of innovation and the power of convention? Make close reference to the text.
Essay Topic 3
While not all people appreciate classical music, this play has been enormously successful throughout the word. How do you account for the success of Amadeus?
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