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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Martha attempting to do with Mephistopheles in "A Garden"?
(a) Seduce him.
(b) Get him drunk.
(c) Get a marriage proposal.
(d) Take him to confession.

2. What is the purpose of the item Faust gives Gretchen at the end of "Martha's Garden"?
(a) She will understand him better after reading the book.
(b) She should pluck its petals to see if he loves her.
(c) It will put her mother to sleep.
(d) It will be a token of their secret engagement.

3. How does Gretchen admit to feeling when Faust is not around?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Relief.
(d) Sadness.

4. Where does Mephistopheles urge Faust to go at the end of "A Forest Cavern"?
(a) Home.
(b) Church.
(c) Martha's garden.
(d) Gretchen's bed.

5. According to Musaget, what is easier to "govern than the Muses"?
(a) Priests.
(b) Witches.
(c) The ocean waves.
(d) Animals.

6. What does Mephistopheles agree to do if Faust frees Gretchen?
(a) He will free Faust from his bond.
(b) He will take them both to safety.
(c) He will bring Gretchen's family back to life.
(d) He will give Gretchen a new identity so that she may start over.

7. What does Faust attempt to bring Gretchen during "The Street Outside Gretchen's Door"?
(a) A ring.
(b) A bottle of wine.
(c) A flower.
(d) A necklace.

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

9. For what does Gretchen ask permission when she is unable to recognize Faust in her cell?
(a) To contact her lover.
(b) To pray to God.
(c) To feed her baby.
(d) To sleep awhile longer.

10. What can Mephistopheles not do for Gretchen in "A Gloomy Day?"
(a) Bring her mother back to life.
(b) Restore her virginity.
(c) Absolve her of her sins.
(d) Set her free from prison.

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

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

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

14. What has worsened Barbara's plight, according to Lieschen?
(a) Barbara has renounced God.
(b) Barbara has recently been robbed and has no money.
(c) Barbara is very ill.
(d) The father of Barbara's baby has run away.

15. What does Mephistopheles admit to Faust will happen when he (Faust) sleeps with Gretchen?
(a) Mephistopheles will be powerless until Faust sleeps with Gretchen.
(b) Mephistopheles's influence over Gretchen will be broken.
(c) Gretchen will no longer have the innocence to which Faust is so attracted.
(d) Mephistopheles will also get pleasure from the act.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gretchen believe is on Faust's hand when she tries to hold it in her cell?

2. Initially, what is the only thing Gretchen recognizes as Faust when he is in her prison cell?

3. Why does Gretchen say she no longer has in "A Prison"?

4. What is Faust unable to convince Gretchen to do in "A Prison"?

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

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