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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Faust see around Gretchen's neck in his vision of her in "Walpurgis Night"?
2. To which author do the characters in the chapter "A Walpurgis Night's Dream" belong?
3. During "A Forest Cavern," who is Faust addressing in the beginning?
4. What does Martha warn Mephistopheles about while Gretchen and Faust speak?
5. What is the occupation of Gretchen's brother?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Martha and Mephistopheles's interactions in "A Garden."
2. What leads up to Faust pledging his love to Gretchen?
3. Why is Gretchen unable to recognize Faust when he comes to her in prison?
4. Who is Barbara, and why is she being discussed by Gretchen and Lieschen?
5. Why is Gretchen praying to the Virgin Mary?
6. What happens to Gretchen at the end of "A Cathedral"?
7. How does Valentine react to Gretchen's plight, as well as the presence of Faust?
8. Describe Faust's vision of Gretchen.
9. Why must Faust lie to Martha about her husband?
10. What is "A Walpurgis Night's Dream" and what purpose does it serve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How do characters in "Faust" use manipulation to their own advantage? How does Mephistopheles manage to manipulate every human he comes into contact with and why? How does Faust himself manipulate Gretchen? What are the consequences of these manipulations? Why is it significant that Faust is unable to admit to himself that he has manipulated Gretchen, while Mephistopheles rarely hides his intentions? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
What is meta-theater? How is meta-theater used in "Faust"? Describe the scene or scenes in which this concept is present and how it affects the characters. What purpose does it serve, and how does it frame the rest of the play? Does it alter the mood of the play at all? If so, how? How do these moments of meta-theater change the readers perceptions of the play?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of foreshadowing in "Faust" in the following format:
Part 1) The debate between the director and the poet.
Part 2) God's belief that Mephistopheles's temptations will only bring people closer to Him.
Part 3) The crowning of Mephistopheles in relation to Gretchen's initial rudeness to Faust.
Part 4) The plights of Martha and Barbara.
Part 5) The tormenting of Gretchen in the cathedral.
Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
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