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

2. While considering Faust's request in "Martha's Garden," of what is Gretchen afraid?
(a) Her reputation will be ruined.
(b) Her mother will not approve of their marriage.
(c) Her mother will catch them.
(d) God will punish her.

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

4. In what language is the song heard during "A Cathedral"?
(a) French.
(b) Latin.
(c) English.
(d) German.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why must Faust cling to the rocks on the mountain?

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

3. What does Faust promise Gretchen in "A Garden"?

4. Why does Valentine duel Mephistopheles and Faust?

5. What is Gretchen's secret?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is ironic about Mephistopheles's statement that Gretchen is doomed?

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

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

4. Describe some of the characters in the chapter "Walpurgis Night."

5. What agreement does Faust and Mephistopheles come to when the former discovers that Gretchen had been pregnant and is now in prison and why?

6. Why is Gretchen is prison?

7. Describe the seduction of Gretchen up until the end of "A Forest Cavern."

8. What visions do Faust and Mephistopheles claim to have to their dancing partners?

9. What does Faust ask of Gretchen during "Martha's Garden" and how does she (and Mephistopheles) react to this?

10. Why does Mephistopheles keep trying to subvert Faust from examining his vision of Gretchen?

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