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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 Faust claim sent him to the emperor?
2. What modern luxurious city does Mephistopheles describe to Faust in Scene 1 of Act IV?
3. How does the chorus describe Menelaus in Scene 1 of Act III?
4. Who pardons Lynceus?
5. How does the emperor respond when he sees Faust in Scene 2 of Act IV?
Short Essay Questions
1. What action does the emperor take towards his aides and marshals in Scene 3 of Act IV?
2. What does the chorus transform into at the end of Act III?
3. What does Faust claim as his true desire to Mephistopheles in Scene 1 of Act IV?
4. What prompts Euphorion to climb to great heights and fly?
5. Initially after the battle how does the emperor feel in Act IV?
6. Describe the setting of Scene 3 of Act IV.
7. What is the attitude of the chorus towards Faust in Scene 2 of Act III?
8. Why is Faust's castle so alien to Helen?
9. Describe the landscape of Arcadia as in Act III?
10. Why does Helen leave Faust at the end of Act III?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 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.
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