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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 does the emperor sign at the end of Act IV?
2. What does the chorus cry as Euphorion falls?
3. What does the landscape remind Mephistopheles of in Scene 1 of Act IV?
4. What is the chorus doing at the beginning of Scene 3 in Act III?
5. In the beginning of Act IV, what form do the clouds take on first?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the fears of the emperor at the conclusion of Act IV?
2. What does Faust mean when he uses the term "modern" in regards to the palace offered by Mephistopheles in Act IV?
3. Describe the landscape of Arcadia as in Act III?
4. How does the chorus feel in regards to Arcadia in Act III?
5. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?
6. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?
7. Why does Helen leave Faust at the end of Act III?
8. Initially after the battle how does the emperor feel in Act IV?
9. How are the heralds sent by the emperor to the rival emperor received in Scene 2 of Act IV?
10. Why is Faust's castle so alien to Helen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Describe how the Christian conception of good and evil is contrasted with the conception of good and evil as held by the Greeks in the novel. Use specific textual examples to illustrate the different stances and beliefs of these two paradigms.
Essay Topic 3
In Faust a lot of focus is given to the issues of good versus evil and beautiful versus ugly. Using specific characters and situations discuss how Goethe highlights this dichotomy and specifically how the idea of beautiful versus ugly relates to good versus evil.
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