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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus


by Christopher Marlowe

Doctor Faustus: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Doctor Faustus? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What philosophy does Faustus's statement resemble?: "Che sera, sera? What will be, shall be? Divinity, adieu!"

The way of the Force
Q. Why does Faustus decide not to study theology?

He's not very academic
He thinks it's a waste of time
He thinks Lucifer is more powerful than God
He believes that there is no God, because he keeps losing all of his bets
Q. Fill in the blank: Faustus wants to "be as __________ as Agrippa was, Whose shadow made all Europe honor him."

Q. Lucifer, Pope Adrian, and Faustus have this trait in common:

They hate God
They lust for power
They have no souls
It burns when light touches them
Q. "I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl" is an example of this theme:

Blind stupidity combined with arrogance
Hatred of God
Desire for wealth
Ease of gaining wealth