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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. According to Faust's dream, who is the mother of Helen?
(a) Hera.
(b) Persephone.
(c) Leda.
(d) Athena.

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

3. What is the setting of Scene 7 in Act I?
(a) A dimly illuminated Baronial Hall.
(b) A beautiful pleasure garden.
(c) The setting is not disclosed.
(d) A brightly lighted room.

4. What two "orders" support the throne, according to the Chancellor in Scene 2 of Act I?
(a) The soldiers and the clergy.
(b) The advisors and the soldiers.
(c) The clergy and the knights.
(d) The common people and the clergy.

5. Who is the god of wealth that Faust dresses as in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Faust.
(b) Alecto.
(c) Plutus.
(d) Zeus.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the setting of Scene 3 in Act II?

3. What does Wagner believe the sound of the bell accompanying Mephistopheles in Act II signals?

4. According to Faust's dream, who is the father of Helen?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?

2. What is the primary focus and pursuit of the emperor?

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

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

5. Describe the appearance of the emperor during his entrance to the Carnival Masquerade.

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

7. How does Mephistopheles become the new fool to the emperor?

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

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

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

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