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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 the effect of the dancers moving in total silence?
2. Why does Orsini-Rosenberg object to The Marriage of Figaro?
3. What does Van Swieten call a 'stupid, hopeless task?'
4. What new work is Mozart considering?
5. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?
Short Essay Questions
1. Comment on the philosophical contrast between Mozart and Van Swieten and Von Strack.
2. In what way does Salieri use the information from the Venticelli to take further action against Mozart?
3. What does Mozart tell Salieri at the end of this section of the play?
4. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?
5. How does the death of Kapellmeister Bonno affect Salieri?
6. What is the significance of Salieri's words: " alone was empowered to recognize them for what they were'?
7. Comment on the irony of Salieri's situation at the end of this section of the play.
8. What is the significance of 'the figure in gray' that haunts Mozart's dreams?
9. In what way does Salieri scheme to spoil the production of The Marriage of Figaro?
10. What significant observations about art does Salieri make?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the character of Salieri and compare and contrast him with Mozart. You might want to consider the morals and motivation of each man.
Essay Topic 2
"Mozart embraces life honestly, lives it fully and renders its complexity in his music. Salieri buries his passions in conventional living and is only capable of conventional art '. Discuss this statement with close reference to the text.
Essay Topic 3
Examine the role and character of Constanze Weber Mozart. What does she bring to the play and why is she important?
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