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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. What effects are had on the men in the tavern due to Mephistopheles's presence?
(a) They begin to fall asleep.
(b) Three of the men die.
(c) They begin to hallucinate.
(d) They begin to speak in tongues.

2. What does Wagner mistakenly believe about the noises he hears from Faust in "Night"?
(a) He believes Faust's dog is making the noise.
(b) He believes Faust is having an affair.
(c) He believes Faust is trying to play a trick on everyone.
(d) He believes Faust is reading a play.

3. How does the girl first react to Faust when she meets him?
(a) She tries to kiss him.
(b) She is flattered.
(c) Shyly.
(d) Rudely.

4. What does Mephistopheles promise to attempt to secure for Faust in regards to the girl at the end of "A Street?"
(a) The promise of marriage from the girl.
(b) A visit to the girl's bedroom.
(c) The girl's ring.
(d) The girl's name.

5. What does God believe will happen if Mephistopheles meets Faust?
(a) Faust will only come closer to God.
(b) Faust will go insane.
(c) Faust will turn away from God.
(d) Faust will not recognize evil.

Short Answer Questions

1. What interrupts Faust when he tries to commit suicide?

2. What is Faust heavily doubting in "Night"?

3. Where does "Night" take place?

4. What does the poet believe the director is doing to him in "Prelude on the Stage"?

5. What does Faust admit to Mephistopheles in the second "Faust's Study"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads up to Faust's suicide attempt and what stops him?

2. What does Mephistopheles suggest to Gretchen about marriage and why?

3. Why must Faust lie to Martha about her husband?

4. Why is Mephistopheles initially held prisoner by Faust and how does he escape?

5. Why does Faust decide to try witchcraft in his first scene?

6. What does Gretchen admit out loud to herself while she is alone during "Evening"?

7. Why is Gretchen praying to the Virgin Mary?

8. What primary function does the clown serve during "Prelude on the Stage"?

9. What does Faust fear in regards to his relationship with Gretchen about Mephistopheles?

10. How do Faust and Mephistopheles plan to get the girl for Faust at the end of "A Street"?

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