Faustian Bargain: Definition & Overview


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What is a Faustian bargain?

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1. What did Faust want in exchange for his soul?

2. How is the song 'The Devil Went to Georgia' a twist on the traditional Faustian bargain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term Faustian bargain is a concept that the quiz/worksheet duo will help you to better understand. Learn about the details of the deal made by Faust and see how the concept of a Faustian bargain has evolved and appeared in art and culture various ways.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These items based on the lesson will test you on:

  • The story of Faust
  • A definition of Faustian bargain
  • The song 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'
  • Characteristics of Faustian tales
  • The desire of Faust
  • The deal that Faust made

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you gauge the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about variations on the story of Faust
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about desire in a different light

Additional Learning

To make sure that you have fully understood the material, take the time to review the associated lesson called Faustian Bargain: Definition & Overview. The following objectives will be covered in this lesson:

  • Define the term Faustian bargain
  • Distinguish variations from the original story of Faust
  • Know the characteristics of Faustian stories
  • Discover the connection between the story and the song 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'
  • Identify Faustian bargains in art and culture
  • Understand the details on the trade made between Faust and the devil