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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the girl first react to Faust when she meets him?
(a) Rudely.
(b) She is flattered.
(c) She tries to kiss him.
(d) Shyly.

2. Where does the poodle transform into Mephistopheles?
(a) Behind the stove.
(b) In plain sight of Faust.
(c) Under the couch.
(d) In the next room.

3. What does Mephistopheles advise Martha to do in terms of grieving her husband?
(a) He tells her that she deserves to move on immediately.
(b) He tells her to grieve for him for the rest of her life.
(c) He tells her that God will punish her if she ever speaks a word against her husband.
(d) He tells her to grieve for the appropriate time and then find a new husband.

4. What is the director's main concern in "Prelude on the Stage"?
(a) Casting the right actors.
(b) Creating true art.
(c) Making money.
(d) Astounding the audience.

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

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

7. What does Faust threaten to do if Mephistopheles is unable to get the girl he is obsessed with for him?
(a) He will leave Mephistopheles.
(b) He will throw Mephistopheles into a church.
(c) He will imprison Mephistopheles in his study.
(d) He will reveal Mephistopheles to every witch in the country.

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

9. Where does Mephistopheles leave the box of jewelry for Gretchen before he and Faust leave her room?
(a) On her pillow.
(b) By the window.
(c) Under her bed.
(d) Her cabinet.

10. Why is Faust unhappy with his life's work?
(a) He feels slighted by the academic community.
(b) He never wanted to be a scholar.
(c) He no longer believes in his work.
(d) He is neither wealthy or famous.

11. How does Mephistopheles give Martha contradicting statements about her husband in "The Neighbor's House"?
(a) He hints at different times that her husband loved her or did not love her.
(b) He tells her that her husband is dead and then alive.
(c) He tells her that her husband was a homosexual, but probably not.
(d) He tells her that her husband was a great man and a despicable man.

12. What happens to Faust and Mephistopheles at the end of "Auerbach's Tavern"?
(a) They are arrested.
(b) They vanish.
(c) They are kicked out of the pub.
(d) They exit through the window.

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

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

15. For what reasons do Faust and Mephistopheles visit a witch?
(a) The witch needs to lend Faust a spellbook.
(b) The witch needs to stop time so that Faust may seduce a young woman.
(c) The witch needs to atone for her behavior towards Mephistopheles.
(d) Faust needs a potion to make him young.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fate of the box of jewelry when Gretchen shows it to her mother?

2. According to God, how does Faust feel about his relationship with Him?

3. What comforts Gretchen's mother when the priest takes the jewels away?

4. What does Faust try to deter Wagner from doing with his life?

5. What does Martha believe about her abusive husband?

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