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Welcome to C Minor Mastery Sample Quiz. We have one of these after each Chapter of the story behind the creation of the C Minor Mass. The contestant earning the most points wins two free front-row tickets to our performance on January 19th, during which the Conductor shall proclaim you Pointmeister of Westchester.

Each correct answer will earn the point value shown. Then, for extra fun and oodles of potential bonus points, type in the funniest response you can think of to the "You Were There" question at the end. The bonus points will be awarded immediately following the deadline for all entries, which is January 8th. See the Official Rules for details.

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Point Value
1. There were four Weber girls. Aloysia was the
2. The Mozarts had a ream of reasons for loathing Prince Archbishop Colloredo.
Which one or more of the following were NOT among them?

(Check all that apply)
(No partial credit!)
He treated musicians as lowly servants
He refused to hire Wolfgang despite agreeing to do so
He cared more about being a Prince than being an Archbishop
He deliberately hindered Leopold's ambitions
He made untoward glances toward Leopold's wife and daughter
He couldn't or wouldn't appreciate the greatness of Wolfgang's work
3. Wolfgang blamed his mother's death in Paris on:
(Select one)
French physicians
Her stubborn refusal to accept treatment
4. Leopold blamed his wife's death in Paris on:
(Select one)
French physicians
Her stubborn refusal to accept treatment
5. During this time, Leopold believed Wolfgang was:
(check all that apply)
(one wrong answer
As gullible as the day is long
nixes all 20 points!) Far more talented than his brother Theodore
Not sufficiently focused on his career
Either lazy or super-productive, but nothing in between
Wrong not to want to go to Italy with Herr Weber
His ticket to financial stability
6. How many arias did Wolfgang write for Aloysia Weber?
7. How many love letters did he write to her?
8. Where did Wolfgang first meet Aloysia Weber?
(Select one)
~ You Were There ~

Bonus Point Potential:

Funniest =100
2nd Funniest =50
3rd Funniest = 25

It's December 29, 1778. Wolfgang finally works up the nerve to ask Aloysia for her hand in marriage, but she rejects the proposal outright. Devastated, he comes to you, his dear friend, and cries for what seems like hours. Upon regaining his composure he strides over to your clavier, sits down and belts out:
"Let the wench who does not want me kiss my ass!"

Since Köchel somehow failed to catalog this heart-warming aria brevis, we turn to you to tell us, pray, how did the second verse go?


If we post your verse on the Leader Board, how would you like the attribution to read?
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