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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After he drinks the potion, what does Faust want to do?
(a) See the girl from the mirror.
(b) Travel to another country.
(c) Join the militia.
(d) Seduce a random woman.

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

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

4. What interrupts Faust when he tries to commit suicide?
(a) The rising sun.
(b) The sounds of Easter hymnals.
(c) The church bells.
(d) The sound of children playing.

5. What does the poodle refuse to do when in Faust's study?
(a) Eat.
(b) Drink.
(c) Stay calm.
(d) Warm itself by the fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the section "Dedication"?

2. When Gretchen re-enters her room in "Evening," how does she begin to feel?

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

4. What suggestion does Mephistopheles give Gretchen in "The Neighbor's House" in regards to marriage?

5. What is Faust's title?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the fate of the first box of jewels that Mephistopheles secretly leaves Gretchen and why?

2. What does Faust admit to being jealous of and why?

3. Why is Gretchen praying to the Virgin Mary?

4. Why is Gretchen unable to recognize Faust when he comes to her in prison?

5. After meeting Faust, how does Gretchen admit to feeling about him during "Gretchen's Room"?

6. Who is Barbara, and why is she being discussed by Gretchen and Lieschen?

7. What torments Gretchen at the cathedral and why?

8. Why is the witch in a bad mood when she finally appears to Faust and Mephistopheles?

9. Describe the steps taken to make Faust appear younger.

10. During the second scene called "Faust's Study," what does Faust admit to Mephistopheles?

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