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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 and Helen flee to at the end of Scene 2 in Act III?
2. Where does Faust land at the beginning of Act IV?
3. Why does Faust declare Lynceus's life forfeit?
4. What remains of Euphorion after his fall?
5. What follows Mephistopheles and Helen as they flee at the end of Scene 1 in Act III?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Faust bid his son to beware of in Act II?
2. Describe the landscape of Arcadia as in Act III?
3. What are the fears of the emperor at the conclusion of Act IV?
4. Describe the setting of Scene 3 of Act IV.
5. What does Faust mean when he uses the term "modern" in regards to the palace offered by Mephistopheles in Act IV?
6. What does the chorus transform into at the end of Act III?
7. What does Faust discuss with his commanders when he learns that Menelaus is coming to regain Helen in Act III?
8. How does Mephistopheles treat Helen's servants in Scene 1 of Act III?
9. What nostalgic tale does Mephistopheles recount in Act IV?
10. How does the chorus feel in regards to Arcadia in Act III?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout Faust, Goethe uses imagery as a metaphor for the plot and character development. Give three specific examples of these metaphors and how they relate specific actions in the plot and/or character development. Discuss why or why not they are effective as literary tools augmenting the general action.
Essay Topic 2
Goethe relies heavily on classical myths and legends that are already established to point out a certain truth or moral. Identify at least two classical myths incorporated by Goethe into his work and discuss how he utilized these to strengthen his only establishment of an overarching moral.
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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