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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 science is Wagner practicing in the laboratory when Mephistopheles comes upon him in Scene 2 of Act II?
(a) Botany.
(b) Chemistry.
(c) Alchemy.
(d) Molecular Biology.

2. 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 is aided by Mephistopheles.
(c) He has several students assisting him.
(d) He uses a new procedure.

3. 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 goes momentarily blind.
(c) He falls asleep.
(d) His beard catches fire.

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

5. What is the eldest of the fates?
(a) Clotho.
(b) Atropos.
(c) Lachesis.
(d) Alecto.

Short Answer Questions

1. What form does the homunculus decide to take at the end of Act II?

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

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

4. What is the job of Nereus?

5. According to Mephistopheles, what must one possess to receive miracles?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?

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

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

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

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