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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, Part II Mephistopheles serves as an archetypal Devil character. Using specific example from the text identify how Goethe connotes the Devil archetype. Is it an effective connotation. Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

One theme that is accentuated by Goethe throughout Faust, but particularly in the masquerade carnival of Act I, is that of the establishment of social classes and the stereotypes that exist within them. Discuss at least three instances where this theme is displayed and comment on what societal commentary Goethe may be making by using this theme.

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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