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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 does Faust distribute to the crowd in Scene 3 of Act I?
(a) Magical money that transforms when it is touched.
(b) Anvils and hammers to do work.
(c) Food and wine.
(d) Beautiful jewelry that is bewitched to change colors.

2. When Faust awakens in Act I, what are his impressions of his surroundings?
(a) He barely notices his surroundings.
(b) He finds the area just the way he remembers it, unchanging.
(c) He finds the landscape to be paradise.
(d) He finds everything dark and dreary.

3. What is the name of the prophetess that Chiron takes Faust to in Act II?
(a) Selene.
(b) Achebe.
(c) Trias.
(d) Manto.

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

5. What does Mephistopheles give Faust to help him on his journey to conjure Helen and Paris?
(a) A magical key.
(b) A password.
(c) A dark cloak.
(d) A map of the underworld.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the opinion of the women of the court of Paris?

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

4. Which figure guides the living Colossus in Scene 3 of Act I?

5. Which is not a name of the graces mentioned in Scene 3 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. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?

3. Why is Mephistopheles unable to see into Faust's dreams?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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