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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Phoebe's wheels symbolize in Act I, Scene 1?
(a) The rising moon.
(b) A thunder storm.
(c) The setting sun.
(d) The approach of dawn.

2. According to the astrologer in Scene 2, what is the fairest star?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Venus.
(c) Mars.
(d) Saturn.

3. Where does the prophetess instruct Faust to look for Helen in Act iI?
(a) Mount Olympus.
(b) The Agean Sea.
(c) The underworld.
(d) The river Thebes.

4. What instrument accompanies the gardeners in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Mandolins.
(b) Violins.
(c) Theorbos.
(d) Harps.

5. How does the homunculus appear in the beginning of Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) As the reflection on a mirror.
(b) As water.
(c) As a slightly darkened cloud.
(d) As a light in a bottle.

6. Who is specifically told to remain behind in his study rather than travel with the homunculus to Walpurgis Night?
(a) Wagner.
(b) Baccalaureus.
(c) Famulus.
(d) Mephistopheles.

7. What happens when the emperor attempts to examine the treasure chest Faust has brought him in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) His beard catches fire.
(b) He falls asleep.
(c) He is attacked by a group of beggars.
(d) He goes momentarily blind.

8. Why has the emperor requested Faust to conjure Helen and Paris?
(a) He seeks amusement and wants to see their beauty.
(b) He hopes to woo Helen.
(c) Mephistopheles suggested it to him.
(d) He hopes to have Paris lead his army.

9. Which is not a name of the graces mentioned in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Lachesis.
(b) Euphrosyne.
(c) Hegemony.
(d) Aglaia.

10. What token does Mephistopheles give Lady to help her regain the affection of her lover in Scene 6 of Act I?
(a) A coal.
(b) A stone.
(c) A flower.
(d) A feather.

11. What is the setting of Scene 3 in Act II?
(a) The plains of Pharsalus.
(b) The temple of Athena.
(c) The setting is not given.
(d) The main square of Athens.

12. According to Faust's dream, who is the father of Helen?
(a) Hercules.
(b) Jupiter.
(c) Jason.
(d) Hades.

13. What does Mephistopheles introduce himself as to the Sphinxes and sirens?
(a) The Ultimate Riddle.
(b) Jupiter.
(c) The Old Iniquity.
(d) The Lost Seeker.

14. What is the setting of Scene 4 in Act I?
(a) The countryside.
(b) The cathedral.
(c) The pleasure gardens of the imperial court.
(d) The city center and site of the Carnvial celebration.

15. What reason does the homunculus tell Mephistopheles, to encourage him to take Faust to the classical Walpurgis Night?
(a) It is the only way for Mephistopheles to understand Faust.
(b) Otherwise Faust will die.
(c) The homunculus believes it will be amusing.
(d) He does not give a reason, but simply demands they go.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the state of Faust at the end of Act I?

2. Who gives the prologue to Scene 3 in Act II?

3. Which group of people does Baccalaureus feel should be shot?

4. What holiday is the court preparing to celebrate in Act I?

5. Who has replaced Faust in his position at the University in Act II?

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