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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. Who speaks in the Prologue?
(a) The chorus.
(b) Faustus.
(c) Good and Bad Angels.
(d) Lucifer.

2. What general topic does Faustus begin to study while neglecting his former studies, according to the Chorus in the Prologue?
(a) Law.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Magic.
(d) Medicine.

3. What does the Clown agree to do after the devils leave in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Work for Faustus.
(b) Practice magic.
(c) Be Wagner's servant.
(d) Go to hell.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 3, what does Faustus decide after considering whether he should repent?

2. How do the scholars feel about Faustus spending time with Valdes and Cornelius?

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

4. What is the relationship between the scholars and Faustus?

5. Whom do the scholars decide to visit at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does Faustus send Wagner to do, and why?

3. What happens when Faustus commands Mephastophilis to act as his servant?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Wagner tell the scholars about Faustus?

9. What is Robin carrying at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2? Why does it make him happy?

10. What does Faustus do as a storm draws near?

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