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. What does Maia steal from Ares?

2. What is the name of Faust's lookout?

3. In the beginning of Act IV, what form do the clouds take on first?

4. What does the emperor give to the Arch-Marshal in Scene 3 of Act IV?

5. Just as Faust begins to tell Mephistopheles his true desires in Scene 1 of Act IV, what does Mephistopheles do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What nostalgic tale does Mephistopheles recount in Act IV?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Faust mean when he uses the term "modern" in regards to the palace offered by Mephistopheles in Act IV?

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

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

10. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Act II, the two students Famulus and Baccalaureus represent two different world views and academic ideologies. Using specific textual evidence and examples compare and contrast these two attitudes towards learning; be sure to describe which view Goethe advocates as being correct (through the use of Mephistopheles) and how this could be a reflection of an overarching message in Faust.

Essay Topic 3

One theme that is accentuated by Goethe throughout Faust, but particularly in the masquerade carnival of Act I, is that of the establishment of social classes and the stereotypes that exist within them. Discuss at least three instances where this theme is displayed and comment on what societal commentary Goethe may be making by using this theme.

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