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 do we learn from Van Swieten about Mozart's activities?

2. Where does Salieri next meet Mozart?

3. About whom does the Emperor make the comment: 'I daresay he can't do much harm'?

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

5. What is the effect of the Emperor's yawn?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Salieri's fate?

2. What information does the Venticelli convey to Salieri?

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

4. In what way is Mozart 'resurrected'?

5. How is the Emperor a danger to Salieri's plan to destroy Mozart?

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

7. In what way is Mozart's tendency to plain speaking working against him, according to the Venticelli?

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

9. What is the significance of Salieri's words: " alone was empowered to recognize them for what they were'?

10. How does Mozart respond to the news about his salary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

'Conflict is the essence of drama' and this play is packed with conflict. Examine TWO strands of conflict within Amadeus and relate these to one or more of the play's themes.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of the minor--though crucial--characters in Amadeus and discuss their function in the play as a whole. (Exclude the Venticelli from this discussion.)

Essay Topic 3

"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.

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