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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. When will Lucifer return to grant Faustus's request?
(a) On the new moon.
(b) Next month.
(c) In a year.
(d) Midnight.

2. What does Faustus command the demon to reappear as?
(a) An angel.
(b) A Franciscan friar.
(c) A pretty woman.
(d) A book.

3. What are the names of the devils that appear in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Wagner and Faustus.
(b) Mephastophilis and Lucifer.
(c) Baliol and Belcher.
(d) Rafe and Robin.

4. What does Faustus study?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Medicine.
(c) Divinity.
(d) Law.

5. What deal does Faustus offer Mephastophilis in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) To leave Mephastophilis alone if he will answer Faustus's questions about God and heaven.
(b) None of these is correct.
(c) To trade his soul for 24 years of life with Mephastophilis as his servant.
(d) To pay Mephastophilis for magical books.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mephastophilis react to Faustus's offer?

2. What does Wagner first offer the Clown as payment for his service?

3. What does Robin's friend want to use the book for?

4. What will Robin's book allow him to do?

5. Why does Faustus react the way that he does to the pending storm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the meaning behind the allusion of "waxen wings" in line 21 of the Prologue?

2. What does Robin intend to use Faustus's book for?

3. What happens when Mephastophilis returns in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. What do the devils show Faustus in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. Why do the scholars ask for Faustus, and whom do they ask?

6. Why does Lucifer arrive in Act 2, Scene 3? What happens when Lucifer arrives?

7. What are Wagner and the Clown discussing at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4?

8. Describe Faustus's studies, according to the Chorus in the Prologue.

9. What changes does Faustus make in his studies, according to the Chorus in the Prologue?

10. What does Robin tell Rafe when Rafe arrives in Act 1, Scene 2?

(see the answer keys)

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