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

2. Who sings a song of rejuvenation to Faust?
(a) Helen.
(b) The flowers.
(c) Fairies of the field.
(d) Ariel.

3. What instrument accompanies the garden girls in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Mandolins.
(b) Lutes.
(c) Theorbos.
(d) Harps.

4. Which despicable and noxious creatures does Mephistopheles eventually find as the true embodiment of ugliness in Act II?
(a) Giants.
(b) Phorkyads.
(c) Cabiri.
(d) Pigmies.

5. What is the setting in the beginning of Act II?
(a) Ancient Greece.
(b) Faust's study.
(c) A pleasing countryside.
(d) The imperial court.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two "orders" support the throne, according to the Chancellor in Scene 2 of Act I?

2. Who is specifically told to remain behind in his study rather than travel with the homunculus to Walpurgis Night?

3. According to the astrologer in Scene 2, what is the fairest star?

4. What shape does Proteus take to transport the homunculus into the ocean on his back?

5. Which mythical group suggests that Faust seek out Chiron?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the pleasing landscape that Faust finds himself in at the beginning of this work (Act I).

2. Why is Mephistopheles upset that Faust tells the emperor he can conjure the spirits of Helen and Paris?

3. What is symbolic about Faust's unconsciousness in the beginning of Act II?

4. Why does Mephistopheles have a hard time fitting in on ancient classical soil?

5. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?

6. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?

7. What does the homunculus say that Faust is dreaming of in Scene 2 of Act II?

8. What advice does Mephistopheles give to the young page who is having trouble attracting women in Act I?

9. When Mephistopheles pays off the debts of the emperor with notes what is the response of the court?

10. What dichotomy is alluded to between the court of the emperor and the people of the kingdom in Scene 2?

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