Faust. First Part Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Faust. First Part Test | Mid-Book 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. From where does the witch enter during "A Witch's Kitchen"?

2. What is Faust heavily doubting in "Night"?

3. Who is stirring the witch's cauldron in "A Witch's Kitchen?"

4. What are Mephistopheles and Faust contemplating at the end of "A Street"?

5. Where does "Outside the Town Wall" take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Faust and Wagner's relationship.

2. Describe the bargain between Faust and Mephistopheles.

3. What is the fate of the first box of jewels that Mephistopheles secretly leaves Gretchen and why?

4. Why is the witch in a bad mood when she finally appears to Faust and Mephistopheles?

5. What does Martha suggest Gretchen do with the second box of jewelry in "The Neighbor's House"?

6. Why is Mephistopheles initially held prisoner by Faust and how does he escape?

7. How does the poodle behave before transforming into Mephistopheles?

8. Describe the steps taken to make Faust appear younger.

9. Why does Faust decide to try witchcraft in his first scene?

10. Why is Mephistopheles bored with and disdainful of mankind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a "faustian bargain"? How is this used in everyday language? How does it relate to "Faust?" What is significant about the fact that this term has entered the vernacular in regards to the importance of the play itself on society? What does this suggest about not only Goethe's intent in writing this play, but about the character of Faust and his situation?

Essay Topic 2

In a brief essay, discuss the roles of magic and witchcraft in "Faust." Develop a clear thesis statement and cite specific examples from the text to support your answers. Points that should be considered in this essay include (but not exclusively) the following: Faust's dabbling with magic, "A Witch's Kitchen," the celebration of Walpurgis Night, and Mephistopheles. Be sure to consider the symbolism behind these sections, as well as how magic and witchcraft help develop certain characters and themes within the play.

Essay Topic 3

What is significant about the character of Mephistopheles being portrayed as charming and charismatic? How does this affect the balance of good versus evil, as well as the relationship between God and the devil? How do people react to Mephistopheles, particularly Faust and Gretchen? What is important about Martha's attempted seduction of Mephistopheles? How does this relate to his overall disdain of the human race? What does this suggest about his role in the world? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

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