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

2. Why is Faustus tempted to study this?
(a) Because of the power it would give him.
(b) Because it would make his parents proud.
(c) Because Wagner suggests it.
(d) Because it sounds fun.

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

4. What is the Clown's condition for agreeing to Wagner's request?
(a) Wagner must pay him more.
(b) Wagner must introduce him to Helen of Troy.
(c) Wagner must teach him to summon devils too.
(d) Wagner must never summon devils again.

5. How does Faustus feel about the sight of the demon in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) He is disgusted.
(b) He is frightened.
(c) He can only hear the demon, not see him.
(d) He is excited.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Faustus grow up?

2. Whom does Mephastophilis say that he serves?

3. What does Lucifer demand of Faustus in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. What does Faustus realize in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. What does the Clown think about Wagner's offer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the Vintner unable to find the silver goblet?

3. What does the Chorus explain in the Epilogue?

4. Why are the Duke and Duchess of Vanholt impressed by Faustus's ability to procure grapes?

5. How do the churchmen react to Faustus's invisible actions?

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

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

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

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

10. How does the Clown feel about Wagner's offer?

(see the answer keys)

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