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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. Who does Mephistopheles disguise himself as in Act III?
2. Who take Euphorion's clothing?
3. What event do Faust and Mephistopheles see taking place at the end of Scene 1 of Act IV?
4. In the beginning of Act IV, what form do the clouds take on first?
5. What remains of Euphorion after his fall?
Short Essay Questions
1. What prompts Euphorion to climb to great heights and fly?
2. What are the fears of the emperor at the conclusion of Act IV?
3. How does the chorus describe Mephistopheles' appearance in Scene 1 of Act III?
4. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?
5. What does Faust discuss with his commanders when he learns that Menelaus is coming to regain Helen in Act III?
6. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?
7. In Act III, what are some of Helen's doubts an fears about Menelaus's intentions?
8. What does the chorus transform into at the end of Act III?
9. Why is Faust's castle so alien to Helen?
10. Initially after the battle how does the emperor feel in Act IV?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
Selecting at least two formal elements of the novel, write an essay about how Goethe employs literary devices to enhance the moral of Faust Part II. Make sure and use specific textual examples to illustrate how these devices function.
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