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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is Valentine?
(a) Gretchen's father.
(b) Gretchen's fiance.
(c) Gretchen's cousin.
(d) Gretchen's brother.

3. What reason does Martha cite for not inviting Mephistopheles to stay longer with her at the end of "A Garden"?
(a) Nosy neighbors.
(b) She does not trust him to not attempt a seduction.
(c) She would feel like a hypocrite by inviting him in.
(d) He scares her.

4. How does Lieschen feel about Barbara?
(a) She is afraid of Barbara and her bad luck.
(b) She thinks that Barbara deserves nothing but help and sympathy.
(c) She believes Barbara is getting what she deserves.
(d) She believes Barbara is being unfairly maligned, but Barbara has no one to blame but herself.

5. How does Valentine currently feel about Gretchen?
(a) He feels nothing but love and understanding for her.
(b) He is sympathetic towards her.
(c) He feels a murderous hatred towards her.
(d) He is furious with her.

6. Who is singing in the church?
(a) The altarboys.
(b) The priest.
(c) Mephistopheles.
(d) The choir.

7. Why must Faust cling to the rocks on the mountain?
(a) The wind could knock him off the mountain.
(b) The fires from Hell might drag him down.
(c) The witches and wizards may knock him off while dancing.
(d) The rocks are slick from the rains.

8. What is the occupation of Gretchen's brother?
(a) Soldier.
(b) Priest.
(c) Shopkeeper.
(d) Barrister.

9. What does Martha warn Mephistopheles about while Gretchen and Faust speak?
(a) She warns him to not die a bachelor.
(b) She warns him that Faust better not hurt Gretchen.
(c) She warns him that he will be unhappy in their town.
(d) She warns him that Gretchen is on the brink of joining a nunnery.

10. What does Mephistopheles mock to Faust after Gretchen leaves in "Martha's Garden?"
(a) Gretchen's concern for Faust's soul.
(b) Faust's infatuation with Gretchen.
(c) Gretchen's willingness to believe Faust will marry her.
(d) Gretchen's dislike for men.

11. What purpose does Gretchen's song serve in prison?
(a) She is trying to fool everyone into thinking she is mad.
(b) She is trying to figure out who is responsible for her plight.
(c) She is trying to send a message to Faust.
(d) She thinks she is singing to her child.

12. What must Faust promise in order to get Gretchen to accept and use the item he gives her in "Martha's Garden"?
(a) The potion is safe to use on her mother.
(b) If the flower convinces her that he loves her, he will take her on a trip.
(c) He will attend church with her.
(d) He will marry her one day soon.

13. What is Gretchen's secret?
(a) She is glad that Valentine is dead.
(b) She killed her mother on purpose.
(c) She is dying.
(d) She is pregnant.

14. What does Gretchen pray for in "By a Shrine Inside the Town Wall, Night"?
(a) Forgiveness for Faust.
(b) Atonement for her sins.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Mephistopheles's soul.

15. What does Faust give Gretchen at the end of "Martha's Garden"?
(a) A book of philosophy.
(b) A ring.
(c) A flower.
(d) A sleeping potion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mephistopheles come to Gretchen's cell at the end of the play?

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

3. For what reasons does Gretchen want Faust to go to a particular location in "A Prison"?

4. What are Gretchen and Faust doing during "A Summerhouse"?

5. According to Musaget, what is easier to "govern than the Muses"?

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