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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. Why has the emperor requested Faust to conjure Helen and Paris?
(a) He hopes to have Paris lead his army.
(b) He seeks amusement and wants to see their beauty.
(c) Mephistopheles suggested it to him.
(d) He hopes to woo Helen.
2. Why is Faust desirous to leave the group when the first arrive at Walpurgis Night in Act II?
(a) He wants to seek out Achilles.
(b) He is obsessed with finding Helen.
(c) He is upset at Mephistopholes.
(d) The homunculus suggests that he goes off on his own.
3. Which mythical group suggests that Faust seek out Chiron?
(a) The sphinxes.
(b) The ogres.
(c) The fates.
(d) The sirens.
4. Why is Wagner successful in creating the homunculus in Scene II of Act II?
(a) He is not successful in creating the homunculus.
(b) He has several students assisting him.
(c) He uses a new procedure.
(d) He is aided by Mephistopheles.
5. How does the homunculus appear in the beginning of Scene 3 of Act II?
(a) As the reflection on a mirror.
(b) As a slightly darkened cloud.
(c) As water.
(d) As a light in a bottle.
Short Answer Questions
1. What ancient mythological figure does the Astrologer compare Faust with in Scene 7 of Act I?
2. Who was an earlier student of Faust that now works as his assistant?
3. What shape does Proteus take to transport the homunculus into the ocean on his back?
4. What is the opinion of the women of the court of Helen?
5. What news does the marshal bring the emperor in the beginning of Scene 4 of Act I?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the philosophical debate featured in Scene 3 of Act II, what does Anaxagoras believe is the origin and basis of nature and matter?
2. When Mephistopheles pays off the debts of the emperor with notes what is the response of the court?
3. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?
4. Why is Faust seeking Helen in Act II?
5. In the philosophical debate featured in Scene 3 of Act II, what does Thales believe is the origin and basis of nature and matter?
6. Describe Famulus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.
7. What is the primary focus and pursuit of the emperor?
8. What are the Mothers that Faust visits in Scene 5?
9. Describe Baccalaureus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.
10. Why does Mephistopheles have a hard time fitting in on ancient classical soil?
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