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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Faust initially believe Mephistopheles to be?
(a) A priest.
(b) A broker.
(c) A student.
(d) A barrister.

2. What does Faust believe about the mysterious animal that approaches him during "Outside the Town Wall"?
(a) It is his pet from childhood.
(b) It is an evil spirit.
(c) It is a sign from God.
(d) It is an escaped pet.

3. What is the poet's goal in the beginning of this play?
(a) A story of redemption for a time without hope.
(b) A scathing look at society.
(c) A true artistic statement.
(d) Fame.

4. What does the poodle refuse to do when in Faust's study?
(a) Stay calm.
(b) Drink.
(c) Eat.
(d) Warm itself by the fire.

5. What does Wagner mistakenly believe about the noises he hears from Faust in "Night"?
(a) He believes Faust is reading a play.
(b) He believes Faust is having an affair.
(c) He believes Faust is trying to play a trick on everyone.
(d) He believes Faust's dog is making the noise.

6. Where does Faust first see the image of the girl with whom he grows obsessed?
(a) In the water in the cauldron.
(b) In a mirror.
(c) In the fire.
(d) In a bottle of wine.

7. How does Mephistopheles feel about mankind?
(a) He looks down upon them.
(b) He feels as if they are a great amusement.
(c) He feels they are worthy of his attention.
(d) He feels that they are misguided creatures.

8. What does Wagner point out to Faust as they walk with their townspeople?
(a) The people are confused by Faust's presence.
(b) The people highly respect Faust.
(c) The people are bitter because of their lot in life.
(d) The poor people who have faith in God look at life less seriously than Faust.

9. What does Wagner interrupt when he comes to see Faust in "Night?"
(a) Faust is conjuring up a spirit.
(b) Faust is counting his money.
(c) Faust is writing a letter to God.
(d) Faust is preparing to commit suicide.

10. Ultimately, in "Prelude on the Stage," what does the director decide to do with their play?
(a) Perform a comedy.
(b) Take suggestions from the audience and create a play.
(c) They will perform a classic tragedy instead of their play.
(d) Take the audience on a journey from heaven to hell.

11. Where does "Night" take place?
(a) Faust's kitchen.
(b) Faust's study.
(c) Faust's bedroom.
(d) Faust's private chapel.

12. Fill in the blank: Mephistopheles will serve Faust on Earth if Faust will ___________________.
(a) Kill Wagner.
(b) Renounce God with the intention of having others renounce him as well.
(c) Give up his holy studies.
(d) Serve Mephistopheles in hell.

13. Why does Faust decide to turn to magic use?
(a) He wants to debunk the myth of magic.
(b) He is attracted to a witch.
(c) He thinks it is the only way he can expand his mind.
(d) He wants to summon Mephistopheles.

14. For what are the archangels praising God in the beginning of the play?
(a) His knowledge.
(b) His compassion.
(c) The beauty of His work.
(d) The grandeur of His presence.

15. During the "Prologue in Heaven," how many archangels are with God?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does "Outside the Town Wall" take place?

2. How does the girl first react to Faust when she meets him?

3. Why is Mephistopheles unable to leave Faust's study after appearing to the man?

4. What is Faust's method of suicide when he contemplates ending his life?

5. In "Evening," what does Gretchen admit to herself?

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