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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 happens when the emperor attempts to examine the treasure chest Faust has brought him in Scene 3 of Act I?
2. According to Faust's dream, who is the mother of Helen?
3. Which famous figure did Chiron tutor?
4. Who is the queen of the dead as featured in Act II?
5. What reason does the homunculus tell Mephistopheles, to encourage him to take Faust to the classical Walpurgis Night?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mephistopheles describe Faust's empire in Scene 2 of Act V?
2. Describe the setting of Scene 3 of Act IV.
3. How was Faust transported in the beginning of Act IV?
4. What does the Chancellor say about the judge "who cannot punish crime" in Scene 2?
5. How does the chorus describe Mephistopheles' appearance in Scene 1 of Act III?
6. What does the chorus transform into at the end of Act III?
7. Why is Mephistopheles upset that Faust tells the emperor he can conjure the spirits of Helen and Paris?
8. What does Faust ask of Mephistopheles in Scene 2 of Act V?
9. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?
10. What things do Baucis and Philemon describe Faust as building in his new land in Act V?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Deception as a means to get gain is a theme throughout Faust. Discuss three different instances where deception is achieved through the use of disguise. Based on these accounts of deception, what commentary is Faust making about the use of deception in society?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout Faust Part II, Goethe employs differing use of meter and rhyme structure as formal elements of the novel. Identify at least two separate meters and rhyme structures used and discuss why Goethe shifted from one to the other in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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