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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. What does Faustus study as he sits in his studying Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Which friend to ask for advice.
(b) Whether to quit school.
(c) Which way to turn his studies.
(d) Whether to get married.

2. How does the Clown react to the appearance of the devils in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) He laughs.
(b) He dies.
(c) He runs away.
(d) He cries.

3. What does Faustus's thoughts soon turn away from?
(a) Magic.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Theology.
(d) His family.

4. Why does Mephastophilis not want to answer Faustus's questions in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) He does not want to remember how happy he was.
(b) He does not know anything about the topic.
(c) He will be punished if he talks about this topic.
(d) He hates the topic.

5. How does Faustus feel about the benefits of selling his soul?
(a) Terrified.
(b) Overjoyed because he can truly enjoy life now.
(c) Apprehensive.
(d) Like he has betrayed God.

Short Answer Questions

1. When do Valdes and Cornelius arrive?

2. Why does Faustus offer this deal to Mephastophilis in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. What does Faustus ask to see in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. What is Robin carrying?

5. How did Robin obtain the object that he is carrying in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do the scholars decide to do at the end of Act 1, Scene 2? Why?

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

4. How does Mephastophilis respond when Faustus questions him about hell, heaven, and God?

5. How does Faustus react to the Good and Bad Angels' fight for his soul?

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

7. How does Faustus feel about the Seven Deadly Sins?

8. How does Rafe feel about Robin's book? Why?

9. What happens after the Angels leave in Act 1, Scene 1?

10. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does Faustus consider studying, and why?

(see the answer keys)

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