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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 Faust discover from Gretchen when he tries to help her escape from prison?
(a) She killed her priest.
(b) She attempted suicide.
(c) She meant to murder her mother.
(d) She killed their baby.

2. While being tormented in "A Cathedral," what does Gretchen imagine happening?
(a) The walls of the cathedral are closing in on her.
(b) The Communion wine has turned to blood.
(c) The body of Christ is choking her.
(d) The giant crucifix is going to fall on her.

3. Of what is Faust irrationally jealous in regards to its proximity to Gretchen?
(a) The necklace around her neck.
(b) Her bed.
(c) The Body of Christ in Communion.
(d) Her bonnet.

4. 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 will commit suicide.
(c) She will live her days out in a madhouse.
(d) She is doomed.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Valentine not do as he dies?

2. What is the name of Gretchen's friend?

3. To whom does Mephistopheles try to compare Faust's vision of Gretchen in "Walpurgis Night"?

4. What purpose does Gretchen's song serve in prison?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Gretchen praying to the Virgin Mary?

3. Describe Faust's vision of Gretchen.

4. What purpose does "At the Well" serve in terms of story and character?

5. What happens to Gretchen at the end of "A Cathedral"?

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

7. What is Walpurgis Night?

8. Discuss the significance of Gretchen fearing Mephistopheles at the end of the play.

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

10. What comprises Valentine's final moments alive?

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