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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gretchen initially believe about Faust when he comes into her cell?
(a) He is a guard taking her to the gallows.
(b) He is there to rape her.
(c) He is a priest coming to administer her Last Rites.
(d) He is the devil.

2. What purpose does "A Walpurgis's Night Dream" serve in this play?
(a) Comic relief.
(b) A ritual to conjure up a spell of eternal darkness.
(c) Commentary on Faust and Gretchen.
(d) A cover for Faust's escape.

3. What does Mephistopheles proclaim to be Gretchen's fate at the end of the play?
(a) She will commit suicide.
(b) She will live her days out in a madhouse.
(c) She will become a martyr for women everywhere.
(d) She is doomed.

4. Why was Gretchen forced to raise her now-deceased sister and take care of the house when she was younger?
(a) Her mother was forced to work as a maid.
(b) Her mother was in prison.
(c) Her mother was ill.
(d) Her father disappeared.

5. What does Valentine admit to Gretchen before he dies?
(a) He has renounced God because of her.
(b) He has alerted their priest about her condition.
(c) He poisoned her drink.
(d) He knows her secret.

6. What does Valentine not do as he dies?
(a) He tells her the town will never accept or help Gretchen.
(b) He calls a curse down upon Gretchen.
(c) He forgives Gretchen.
(d) He calls Gretchen a whore.

7. In "Open Country, Night," where do the witches perform their ritual?
(a) The prison.
(b) Faust's study.
(c) The woods.
(d) The gallows.

8. Why does Valentine duel Mephistopheles and Faust?
(a) He thinks Faust raped Gretchen.
(b) Faust insulted him.
(c) Mephistopheles cast a spell on Valentine to manipulate him into a duel.
(d) He is protecting Gretchen's honor.

9. What about Faust concerns Gretchen the most?
(a) His attitude towards Martha.
(b) His love of drinking.
(c) The state of his soul.
(d) His atheism.

10. To which author do the characters in the chapter "A Walpurgis Night's Dream" belong?
(a) Marlowe.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Wedekind.
(d) Goethe.

11. What does Mephistopheles suggest about Faust's vows of love to Gretchen in "A Street"?
(a) He will be lying.
(b) He will be sincere.
(c) He will be blaspheming.
(d) He will be manipulating Gretchen into doing the same.

12. What does Faust see around Gretchen's neck in his vision of her in "Walpurgis Night"?
(a) A knife cut.
(b) A rope.
(c) A chain.
(d) The necklace he gave her.

13. To whom is Gretchen praying in the beginning of "By a Shrine Inside the Town Wall, Night"?
(a) Jesus Christ.
(b) Mary Magdalene.
(c) The Virgin Mary.
(d) St. Anthony.

14. Why does Gretchen choose this particular person to pray to during "By a Shrine Inside the Town Wall, Night"?
(a) She is afraid that she needs protection.
(b) She feels only the Virgin Mary will understand her pain.
(c) She believes that Jesus will not judge her.
(d) She feels that she has become Mary Magdalene.

15. Along with the death of Valentine, what else is tormenting Gretchen?
(a) The murder of Martha.
(b) Her excommunication.
(c) The death of her mother.
(d) Her rape by Mephistopheles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who torments Gretchen while she is in church?

2. How does Gretchen admit to feeling when Faust is not around?

3. In the final scene, "A Prison," where does Gretchen want Faust to go?

4. When Faust has a vision of Gretchen on the night of the Walpurgis celebration, what does he see on her feet?

5. Why does Mephistopheles not disguise himself amidst the witches on the mountain?

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