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

2. Who becomes the fool for the emperor in Scene 2 of Act I?
(a) The chancellor.
(b) Mephistopheles.
(c) Faust.
(d) Ariel.

3. What form does the homunculus decide to take at the end of Act II?
(a) Water.
(b) Fire.
(c) Earth.
(d) He decides to not take a form, but remain shapeless.

4. What type of creature is Chiron?
(a) A demi-god.
(b) A nymph.
(c) A centaur.
(d) A faun.

5. Why does Faust try to dispel Paris in Scene 7 of Act I?
(a) He's trying to protect Paris from the men at court.
(b) Mephistopheles instructs him to.
(c) He wants Helen for himself.
(d) He is bored with Paris.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mephistopheles introduce himself as to the Sphinxes and sirens?

2. What instrument accompanies the garden girls in Scene 3 of Act I?

3. What happens when the emperor attempts to examine the treasure chest Faust has brought him in Scene 3 of Act I?

4. 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?

5. Which despicable and noxious creatures does Mephistopheles eventually find as the true embodiment of ugliness in Act II?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the Mothers that Faust visits in Scene 5?

2. What is a homunculus and how is it made?

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

4. Why does the homunculus take on the form of water at the end of Act II?

5. What is the subject of the prologue of Scene 3 by the Thessalonian witch, Erichto?

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

7. In the philosophical debate featured in Scene 3 of Act II, what does Anaxagoras believe is the origin and basis of nature and matter?

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

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

10. Describe Baccalaureus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.

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