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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Gretchen believe people tell her that she is beautiful?
(a) They only want to sleep with her.
(b) She thinks that they are trying to tempt her away from God.
(c) They pity her because of her poverty.
(d) They are attempting to reduce her down to only her physical attributes.

3. What is Faust heavily doubting in "Night"?
(a) His intelligence.
(b) His will to live.
(c) His sanity.
(d) His relationship with God.

4. What does Faust try to deter Wagner from doing with his life?
(a) Becoming a barrister.
(b) Following in Faust's footsteps of being a scholar.
(c) Going into the seminary.
(d) Wasting his life in a pub.

5. According to what he tells Mephistopheles, what did the Easter celebration initially bring Faust, which he no longer has?
(a) Hope.
(b) Anger.
(c) Despair.
(d) Bitterness.

6. What news does Mephistopheles give Martha in her first scene?
(a) Her husband is on his way home.
(b) Her husband is in jail.
(c) Her husband is dead.
(d) Her husband has joined the militia.

7. What does Faust believe about the girl he sees the image of at the witch's house?
(a) She will save his soul.
(b) She is his daughter.
(c) She holds paradise in her body.
(d) She is the reincaration of his late wife.

8. Why does Gretchen wish to keep the jewelry Faust and Mephistopheles secretly leave for her?
(a) She thinks it will make her more beautiful.
(b) She thinks she can sell it off and bring in more money for her mother.
(c) She wishes to have it blessed by a priest.
(d) She thinks she can make a gift of it to her friends.

9. According to God, how does Faust feel about his relationship with Him?
(a) Disgusted.
(b) Common.
(c) Confident.
(d) Confused.

10. After he drinks the potion, what does Faust want to do?
(a) See the girl from the mirror.
(b) Travel to another country.
(c) Join the militia.
(d) Seduce a random woman.

11. In "Dedication," what does the author ultimately decide is more important than fame?
(a) Spiritual fulfillment.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Political activism.
(d) The memories of his loved ones.

12. What must Faust step inside of in order to begin the spell to make him appear younger?
(a) A circle.
(b) A series of squares.
(c) A pentagram.
(d) A triangles.

13. After their pact is signed, what doubts does Faust voice to Mephistopheles?
(a) Mephistopheles will fail to uphold his end of the bargain.
(b) Mephistopheles will never satisfy Faust.
(c) Faust doubts Mephistopheles is who he claims to be.
(d) Faust is too old to find pleasure in others.

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

15. .0 0..........Mephistopheles has become bored because there is no challenge in ________ mankind anymore.
(a) Loving.
(b) Tormenting.
(c) Killing.
(d) Helping.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what are the archangels praising God in the beginning of the play?

2. How does Mephistopheles feel about mankind?

3. Why does Mephistopheles come to God in the "Prologue in Heaven"?

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

5. What does Mephistopheles promise to attempt to secure for Faust in regards to the girl at the end of "A Street?"

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