Faust. Part Two Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who tells the emperor they are out of wine in Scene 2 of Act I?

2. Who sings a song of rejuvenation to Faust?

3. What are the female vampires called who Mephistopheles meets in Act II?

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

5. What does Mephistopheles cure the blonde woman of in Scene 6 of Act I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the Mothers that Faust visits in Scene 5?

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

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

4. What does the Boy-charioteer typify?

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 is the subject of the prologue of Scene 3 by the Thessalonian witch, Erichto?

7. Why does the homunculus take on the form of water at the end of Act II?

8. Describe Famulus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.

9. Describe Baccalaureus's attitude towards learning and academic achievement.

10. Describe the appearance of the emperor during his entrance to the Carnival Masquerade.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Faust Part II, Faust passes through the world of politics and the world of the classical gods, meeting with success in taming the very forces of war and nature and yet he is still unsatisfied, what commentary is Goethe making about human nature with these theme? Use specific textual examples to establish any moral Goethe may be setting forth.

Essay Topic 2

While Faust Part II would have been more accessible to the reader of the day, Goethe does still set forth some themes that are pertinent to today's society. Select at least on main theme discussed in Faust and show how it is an apt metaphor for contemporary society today.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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