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

2. What does Robin's friend want to use the book for?
(a) He wants to burn the book.
(b) To make a lot of money.
(c) To sleep with a maid he is interested in.
(d) Nothing.

3. What does Robin intend to use the book for?
(a) To make women dance naked in front of him and pleasure him.
(b) To make thunderstorms.
(c) To find a wife.
(d) To offer his soul to Lucifer.

4. What must Faustus use to sign the contract?
(a) A chicken's blood.
(b) His blood.
(c) A pen.
(d) A pencil.

5. Why does Mephastophilis leave Faustus?
(a) Because Wagner summons him.
(b) Because it is daylight.
(c) Because he is tired.
(d) Because he is disgusted with the persistent questions about God and heaven.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who shows Faustus the things he has sold his soul for?

2. Why is Faustus tempted to study this?

3. What do Faustus and Mephastophilis discuss in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. Why is Wagner's first offer of payment so offensive to the Clown?

5. What is the Clown's condition for agreeing to Wagner's request?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Faustus do when the Pope enters his private chambers?

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

3. What happens when the Horse-Courser offers to buy Faustus's horse?

4. What happens when the Good Angel and Bad Angel appear in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. What part does the knight play in Act 4, Scene 1?

6. What are Robin and Rafe doing at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?

7. Why does Mephastophilis attack the Horse-Courser?

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

9. How do the scholars feel about what Faustus is doing in Act 1, Scene 1? Why?

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

(see the answer keys)

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