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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Faust believe about the townspeople he and Wagner walk with during their holiday celebration after his suicide attempt?
(a) The people respect him.
(b) The people are liars.
(c) The people are all heretics.
(d) The people are mocking him.

2. 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 the reincaration of his late wife.
(c) She is his daughter.
(d) She holds paradise in her body.

3. According to Mephistopheles, why does he have no power over the young girl with whom Faust is obsessed?
(a) The girl truly loves Faust.
(b) The girl is an atheist.
(c) She has just gone to confession.
(d) Faust must truly be in love with the girl.

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

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

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

7. What effects are had on the men in the tavern due to Mephistopheles's presence?
(a) They begin to hallucinate.
(b) They begin to fall asleep.
(c) Three of the men die.
(d) They begin to speak in tongues.

8. In regards to their bargain, what does Faust make Mephistopheles agree to before signing the pledge?
(a) Mephistopheles must appear as an animal.
(b) Mephistopheles must pray with him every day.
(c) Mephistopheles must allow Faust to become younger.
(d) Mephistopheles must bring Faust pleasure in life.

9. What holiday is being celebrated in "Outside the Town Wall"?
(a) May Day.
(b) New Year.
(c) Christmas.
(d) Easter.

10. What are the men in the tavern about ready to do when Mephistopheles finally stops them?
(a) Commit suicide.
(b) Attack each other with knives.
(c) Pillage a neighboring village.
(d) Leave for another country.

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

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

13. What does the clown profess to wanting for this play during "Prelude on the Stage"?
(a) He wants to create a grand piece of art.
(b) He wants to be seen by the director of a better theater.
(c) He wants to entertain the audience.
(d) He wants to play the lead.

14. What does Faust admit to Mephistopheles in the second "Faust's Study"?
(a) He lusts after a village girl.
(b) He resents God.
(c) He is unhappy with life.
(d) He is comfortable with Mephistopheles in his life.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mephistopheles explain to Faust about Gretchen's mother in "A Promenade"?

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

3. What does Wagner point out to Faust as they walk with their townspeople?

4. What does God believe will happen if Mephistopheles meets Faust?

5. What does Mephistopheles promise Gretchen at the end of "The Neighbor's House"?

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