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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 Faust embrace as he is lifted into the sky at the end of Act III?
2. What does Mephistopheles conjure in the battle to help the emperor in Act IV?
3. What follows Mephistopheles and Helen as they flee at the end of Scene 1 in Act III?
4. Who does Mephistopheles disguise himself as in Act III?
5. What does Mephistopheles tell Helen that frightens her in Scene 1 of Act III?
Short Essay Questions
1. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?
2. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?
3. How does Mephistopheles treat Helen's servants in Scene 1 of Act III?
4. What does Faust bid his son to beware of in Act II?
5. What prompts Euphorion to climb to great heights and fly?
6. What does Faust discuss with his commanders when he learns that Menelaus is coming to regain Helen in Act III?
7. Describe the landscape of Arcadia as in Act III?
8. How does the chorus feel in regards to Arcadia in Act III?
9. What plan is the current general describing to the emperor at the beginning of Scene 2 in Act IV?
10. What does Faust claim as his true desire to Mephistopheles in Scene 1 of Act IV?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the strongest literary tools employed by Goethe in Faust is the use of foreshadowing. Give examples of where Goethe has employed foreshadowing and discuss in detail how this use of foreshadowing furthered the plot, developed character, or strengthened a theme.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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