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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 type of creature is Chiron?

2. What is the name of the prophetess that Chiron takes Faust to in Act II?

3. Why does Faust try to dispel Paris in Scene 7 of Act I?

4. What does Phoebe's wheels symbolize in Act I, Scene 1?

5. According to Mephistopheles, what must one possess to receive miracles?

Short Essay Questions

1. What nostalgic tale does Mephistopheles recount in Act IV?

2. What does Lynceus alert Faust of in Scene 2 of Act V?

3. What does the homunculus say that Faust is dreaming of in Scene 2 of Act II?

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

5. What does Faust claim as his true desire to Mephistopheles in Scene 1 of Act IV?

6. What is Faust angry with Mephistopheles in Scene 3 of Act V?

7. Describe the setting of Scene 3 of Act IV.

8. Why does Faust despise the sound of the church bell?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Faust Part II there are several journeys made by different characters. Discuss at least two specific journeys and how they could be viewed as extended metaphors for character development of the characters who undertake these journeys.

Essay Topic 2

What is Goethe's writing style? Discuss both the mechanical aspect of his writing and his "voice" throughout the novel. Make sure and discuss what literary tools and devices he relies on most and what specific parts of the text reflect his voice?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel Faust's views of his purpose and striving change drastically; however, Mephistopheles views of his purpose remain somewhat the same. Discuss the dichotomy of how these view differ and how they reflect upon the character that holds them.

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