Faust. Part Two Test | Final 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. Where does Faust land at the beginning of Act IV?

2. What is Helen afraid of in Scene 1 of Act III?

3. In Act IV, what do the clouds eventually transform into in Scene 1?

4. Where does Helen go after the chorus tries to assuage her fears in Scene 1 of Act III?

5. Who does the archbishop accuse the emperor of being in league with in Scene 3 of Act IV?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the landscape of Arcadia as in Act III?

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

3. What does Faust bid his son to beware of in Act II?

4. For what reasons has the emperor's kingdom begun to collapse in Act IV?

5. How does Mephistopheles treat Helen's servants in Scene 1 of Act III?

6. Why is Faust's castle so alien to Helen?

7. What are the fears of the emperor at the conclusion of Act IV?

8. Initially after the battle how does the emperor feel in Act IV?

9. How does the archbishop convince the emperor to give power to the church at the end of Act IV?

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

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 2

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 3

A recurrent theme in Faust is that of power, and how characters desire or gain power. Compare and contrast the pursuit of power as exhibited by two different characters and how it either shifts throughout the novel or remains the same.

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