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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 is the opinion of the women of the court of Helen?
(a) They are jealous of her.
(b) They are indifferent to her.
(c) They try to emulate her.
(d) They adore her.
2. What reason does the homunculus tell Mephistopheles, to encourage him to take Faust to the classical Walpurgis Night?
(a) He does not give a reason, but simply demands they go.
(b) The homunculus believes it will be amusing.
(c) Otherwise Faust will die.
(d) It is the only way for Mephistopheles to understand Faust.
3. What does Wagner believe the sound of the bell accompanying Mephistopheles in Act II signals?
(a) The birth of an idea.
(b) The end of the day.
(c) A warning of an approaching evil.
(d) Good things to come.
4. Where does Faust meet Mephistopheles in Scene 5 of Act I?
(a) In the busy grand dining hall.
(b) By the fountains in the gardens of the emperor.
(c) A dark corridor in the palace.
(d) In a meadow.
5. What event prompts Anaxagoras to believe he won the philosophical debate in Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) The arrival of a flock of birds.
(b) The lunar eclipse that takes place.
(c) The appearance of volcano.
(d) The fall of a meteor, which disrupts the landscape.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the state of Faust at the end of Act I?
2. What type of creature is Chiron?
3. Who was an earlier student of Faust that now works as his assistant?
4. Who gives the prologue to Scene 3 in Act II?
5. What is the name of the prophetess that Chiron takes Faust to in Act II?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is a homunculus and how is it made?
2. Why is Mephistopheles upset that Faust tells the emperor he can conjure the spirits of Helen and Paris?
3. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?
4. Describe Baccalaureus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.
5. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?
6. When Mephistopheles pays off the debts of the emperor with notes what is the response of the court?
7. What does the homunculus say that Faust is dreaming of in Scene 2 of Act II?
8. In the philosophical debate featured in Scene 3 of Act II, what does Anaxagoras believe is the origin and basis of nature and matter?
9. How does Mephistopheles become the new fool to the emperor?
10. Describe the pleasing landscape that Faust finds himself in at the beginning of this work (Act I).
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