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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus


by Christopher Marlowe

Doctor Faustus: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. What philosophy does Faustus's statement resemble?: "Che sera, sera? What will be, shall be? Divinity, adieu!" -> Epicurianism
2. Why does Faustus decide not to study theology? -> He thinks it's a waste of time
3. Fill in the blank: Faustus wants to "be as __________ as Agrippa was, Whose shadow made all Europe honor him." -> Cunning
4. Lucifer, Pope Adrian, and Faustus have this trait in common: -> They lust for power
5. "I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl" is an example of this theme: -> Desire for wealth