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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What two "orders" support the throne, according to the Chancellor in Scene 2 of Act I?

4. Who does the Emperor ask to see in the beginning of Scene 2 of Act I?

5. Which is not a name of the graces mentioned in Scene 3 of Act I?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Explain the circumstances at the end of Scene 7 of Act I, that lead to Faust being found unconscious on the floor.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Selecting at least two formal elements of the novel, write an essay about how Goethe employs literary devices to enhance the moral of Faust Part II. Make sure and use specific textual examples to illustrate how these devices function.

Essay Topic 2

Goethe relies heavily on classical myths and legends that are already established to point out a certain truth or moral. Identify at least two classical myths incorporated by Goethe into his work and discuss how he utilized these to strengthen his only establishment of an overarching moral.

Essay Topic 3

In Faust a lot of focus is given to the issues of good versus evil and beautiful versus ugly. Using specific characters and situations discuss how Goethe highlights this dichotomy and specifically how the idea of beautiful versus ugly relates to good versus evil.

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