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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 shape does Proteus take to transport the homunculus into the ocean on his back?

2. Who gives the prologue to Scene 3 in Act II?

3. What does Faust distribute to the crowd in Scene 3 of Act I?

4. Who must Faust go to, in order to conjure Helen and Paris?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?

4. What plan is the current general describing to the emperor at the beginning of Scene 2 in Act IV?

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

6. What observation does Mephistopheles make about a Faust's legacy after his death in Scene 5 of Act V?

7. What does Faust ask of Mephistopheles in Scene 2 of Act V?

8. How does the chorus describe Mephistopheles' appearance in Scene 1 of Act III?

9. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?

10. How does Mephistopheles describe Faust's empire in Scene 2 of Act V?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of setting within Faust. Make sure to discuss at least three different settings and how the descriptions of those settings are integral in the development of themes and characters.

Essay Topic 3

What relationship between the classical and the modern does Goethe portray when he shifts from utilizing formal elements of Greek tragedy in his writing style of Act 2 and 3 and then utilizes more modern literary devices to describe the battle in Act 4. Using specific textual evidence discuss how Goethe draws attention to the juxtaposition of these two literary traditions.

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