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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. When Faust awakens in Act I, what are his impressions of his surroundings?
2. Who has replaced Faust in his position at the University in Act II?
3. Which is not a name of the graces mentioned in Scene 3 of Act I?
4. Which famous figure did Chiron tutor?
5. According to Faust's dream, who is the mother of Helen?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the homunculus take on the form of water at the end of Act II?
2. In the philosophical debate featured in Scene 3 of Act II, what does Anaxagoras believe is the origin and basis of nature and matter?
3. How does Mephistopheles become the new fool to the emperor?
4. What advice does Mephistopheles give to the young page who is having trouble attracting women in Act I?
5. Describe Famulus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.
6. Why is Faust seeking Helen in Act II?
7. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?
8. What does the homunculus say that Faust is dreaming of in Scene 2 of Act II?
9. Explain the circumstances at the end of Scene 7 of Act I, that lead to Faust being found unconscious on the floor.
10. Describe the appearance of the emperor during his entrance to the Carnival Masquerade.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Throughout Faust, Goethe uses imagery as a metaphor for the plot and character development. Give three specific examples of these metaphors and how they relate specific actions in the plot and/or character development. Discuss why or why not they are effective as literary tools augmenting the general action.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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