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'Doctor Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe; Brief-answer questions Part-3

Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

31. Who were the friends of Doctor Faustus? [NU 2015]

Ans: Valdes and Cornelius were the friends of Doctor Faustus.

32. Who is Valdes?

Ans: Valdes, a friend of Faustus, is a magician who teaches Faustus the art of black magic.

33. Why did Doctor Faustus send for Valdes and Cornelius?

Ans: Doctor Faustus sent for Valdes and Cornelius because he wanted to get their discussion and counsel regarding necromancy.

34. Who was Mephistophilis? [NU 2012]

Ans: Mephistophilis was derived by Christopher Marlow from German Folklore where he was considered a demon. Marlow has presented him as an assistant to Lucifer.

35. How did Faustus bring Mephistopheles before him?

Ans: Faustus brings Mephistopheles before him by uttering magical spells.

36. What is Trinity?

Ans: The word "trinity" is a term used to denote the Christian doctrine that God exists as a unity of three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

37. What is Mephistopheles idea of hell?

Ans: According to Mephistopheles, hell is any place where God is absent.

38. How does Mephistophilis describe the boundary of hell?

Ans: Mephistophilis says that hell is not a particular place. Hell means the loss of heaven.

39. What does Faustus want to do with the help of Mephistopheles?

Ans: Faustus wants to bring Helen of Troy as a lover with the help of Mephistopheles.

40. To whom is marriage a ceremonial toy? [NU 2013]

Ans: Marriage is ‘a ceremonial toy’ to Mephistophilis.

41. Why is Faustus unable to repent and to seek God's forgiveness?

Ans: Faustus is unable to repent and to seek God's forgiveness because he is seriously hardened within.

42. What prevents Faustus from killing himself?

Ans: Only the fascination for enjoying sensual pleasures of life prevents Faustus from killing himself.

43. What is the one question that Mephistophilis refuses to answer?

Ans: Mephistophilis refuses to answer the question, ‘Who made the world?’

44. In how many days did Faustus visit the universe?

Ans: Faustus visited the universe in eight days.

45. Who accompanies Faustus in his journey to Rome?

Ans: Mephistophilis accompanies Faustus in his journey to Rome.