Faust. First Part Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. In the final scene, "A Prison," where does Gretchen want Faust to go?

2. Along with the death of Valentine, what else is tormenting Gretchen?

3. How does "A Cathedral" end?

4. What does Faust propose to Gretchen during "Martha's Garden"?

5. How does Gretchen admit to feeling when Faust is not around?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the potion?

2. Why is Gretchen praying to the Virgin Mary?

3. Why is Gretchen is prison?

4. Describe the enormity of Gretchen's sorrows.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is "A Walpurgis Night's Dream" and what purpose does it serve?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of temptation in "Faust" in the following format:

Part 1) Mephistopheles's conversation with God.

Part 2) Faust's bargain.

Part 3) The courtship of Gretchen.

Part 4) The consequences of giving into temptation.

Part 5) The decadent lifestyle of Faust and Mephistopheles.

Part 6) Gretchen's redemption.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

How does Goethe use "Faust" to critique society? Discuss this in the following format:

Part 1) People's relationship with God.

Part 2) God and Mephistopheles.

Part 3) The role of the church.

Part 4) The town's rejection of Gretchen.

Part 5) "A Walpurgis Night's Dream."

Develop a clear thesis and cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Write a brief essay about the role of Faust as an "everyman." Develop a clear thesis statement, as well as a definition for the term "everyman." Apply the definition to Faust by using strong examples from the text. Explain how Faust's role as an everyman allows accessibility for the reader to identify and sympathize with the titular character, as well as reconciling this status with his more questionable actions.

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