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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mephistopheles posit to God in relation to Faust?
(a) He can manipulate Faust into suicide.
(b) He can draw Faust away from God.
(c) He can guide Faust into sainthood.
(d) He can steal Faust's knowledge.

2. To what town does Mephistopheles bring Faust at the end of the second "Faust's Study" scene?
(a) Leipzig.
(b) Flesnburg.
(c) Bergen.
(d) Lebach.

3. What is Faust's title?
(a) Barrister.
(b) Lord.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Sir.

4. 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 poor people who have faith in God look at life less seriously than Faust.
(d) The people are bitter because of their lot in life.

5. Who is stirring the witch's cauldron in "A Witch's Kitchen?"
(a) A male dog.
(b) A male turtle.
(c) A female baboon.
(d) A female cat.

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

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

8. What does Faust begin to read in the first scene called "Faust's Study"?
(a) Scripture.
(b) Myths about Mesopotamia.
(c) The Odyssey.
(d) The Qur'an.

9. What does Mephistopheles claim happened to Martha's husband?
(a) He drowned at sea.
(b) He was beaten to death in a bar fight.
(c) He was arrested for murder and executed.
(d) He died of a sexually transmitted disease from the woman he spent his fortune on.

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

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

12. What does Faust do when left alone in Gretchen's room in "Evening"?
(a) He leaves a rose on her pillow.
(b) He lays down in her bed.
(c) He steals an article of clothing.
(d) Visualizes her growing up.

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

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

15. What is Faust doing in his first appearance in this play?
(a) He is reading the Bible.
(b) He is reviewing his knowledge.
(c) He is writing a suicide note.
(d) He is burning his books.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does the poodle transform into Mephistopheles?

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

4. What does Faust threaten to do if Mephistopheles is unable to get the girl he is obsessed with for him?

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

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