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

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

3. Who has replaced Faust in his position at the University in Act II?
(a) The position has not been filled.
(b) Mephistopheles.
(c) Famulus.
(d) Wagner.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Faust awakens in Act I, what are his impressions of his surroundings?

3. What is the eldest of the fates?

4. Why is Faust desirous to leave the group when the first arrive at Walpurgis Night in Act II?

5. According to Faust's dream, who is the mother of Helen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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