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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does the prophetess instruct Faust to look for Helen in Act iI?
(a) The Agean Sea.
(b) Mount Olympus.
(c) The river Thebes.
(d) The underworld.
2. Which is not a name of the graces mentioned in Scene 3 of Act I?
3. Who must Faust go to, in order to conjure Helen and Paris?
(a) The Fates.
(c) The Graces.
(d) The Mothers.
4. What does Faust distribute to the crowd in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Anvils and hammers to do work.
(b) Food and wine.
(c) Magical money that transforms when it is touched.
(d) Beautiful jewelry that is bewitched to change colors.
5. What event prompts Anaxagoras to believe he won the philosophical debate in Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) The fall of a meteor, which disrupts the landscape.
(b) The arrival of a flock of birds.
(c) The lunar eclipse that takes place.
(d) The appearance of volcano.
6. What does Mephistopheles give Faust to help him on his journey to conjure Helen and Paris?
(a) A password.
(b) A dark cloak.
(c) A map of the underworld.
(d) A magical key.
7. Which mythical group suggests that Faust seek out Chiron?
(a) The ogres.
(b) The sirens.
(c) The fates.
(d) The sphinxes.
8. What is the eldest of the fates?
9. Why does Faust try to dispel Paris in Scene 7 of Act I?
(a) He wants Helen for himself.
(b) Mephistopheles instructs him to.
(c) He's trying to protect Paris from the men at court.
(d) He is bored with Paris.
10. What are the names of the two philosophers that the homunculus comes upon in Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) Socrates and Plato.
(b) Anaxagoras and Thales.
(c) Anaxagoras and Xenophanes.
(d) Heraclitus and Thales.
11. How does the homunculus appear in the beginning of Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) As the reflection on a mirror.
(b) As a light in a bottle.
(c) As water.
(d) As a slightly darkened cloud.
12. What is the name of the shape-shifting god of forms, who homunculus is advised to seek out in the end of Scene 3 in Act II?
13. What does Wagner believe the sound of the bell accompanying Mephistopheles in Act II signals?
(a) The birth of an idea.
(b) Good things to come.
(c) The end of the day.
(d) A warning of an approaching evil.
14. What instrument accompanies the garden girls in Scene 3 of Act I?
15. What is the setting of Scene 7 in Act I?
(a) A dimly illuminated Baronial Hall.
(b) The setting is not disclosed.
(c) A beautiful pleasure garden.
(d) A brightly lighted room.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the state of Faust at the end of Act I?
2. What are the female vampires called who Mephistopheles meets in Act II?
3. According to the astrologer in Scene 2, what is the fairest star?
4. Who does the Emperor ask to see in the beginning of Scene 2 of Act I?
5. Who has replaced Faust in his position at the University in Act II?
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