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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the King instruct the Monk to tell Ignatius?
(a) To remove the Beggar from the streets.
(b) To clean up and feed the beggar.
(c) That a man in great distress has come with an urgent petition.
(d) To ignore the Beggar, who does not seem to want help.

2. What happens when Sigismund says, "Father, into thy hands? "
(a) The King walks into the room.
(b) He begins to laugh.
(c) He collapses before he can finish.
(d) God calls to him.

3. Who does Anton say the Prisoner sometimes flies into a rage and attacks?
(a) Animals.
(b) Him.
(c) The King.
(d) The Guards.

4. How has Simon come?
(a) Saying he was given the letter to bring to Anton in the usual way and that he rode all night in order to deliver the message promptly.
(b) Saying he has come to see the Prisoner.
(c) Saying he has ridden all night to seek out advice from the Doctor.
(d) Saying he needs to speak with Anton alone.

5. After Julian sends Simon away, what does he discuss with Anton?
(a) Why the King always sends Simon.
(b) Whether Simon is telling the truth.
(c) When the King will arrive.
(d) Who is in charge of organizing the funeral.

6. Over what do Olivier, Pancras and Andrew argue?
(a) Whether the Governor in charge of the tower truly has any right to issue orders.
(b)
(c)
(d)

7. What is the setting of this scene?
(a) In a room in the tower.
(b) In the King's private rooms.
(c) In a field behind the tower.
(d) In the dungeon.

8. How does Olivier speak to the guards?
(a) Quietly.
(b) Kindly.
(c) Sadly.
(d) Arrogantly.

9. Specific parallels to _____ story appear throughout the play, making thematic points about the importance of integrity, faith and tensions between spiritual and earthly power.
(a) The Christ.
(b) The Czar.
(c) The Buddha.
(d) The Zeus.

10. What does Julian tell the Doctor he is expected to do, regarding the Prisoner's health?
(a) Propose how to destroy it completely.
(b) Propose ways in which drastic improvements can be made.
(c) See how much longer it will hold up.
(d) See if it is weakening.

11. What did the prophecy contain?
(a) The death of his son.
(b) Horrifying images of war and violence.
(c) A war with France.
(d) A peaceful kingdom.

12. Ignatius says everything the King is and has ever been is nothing but what?
(a) Ugliness.
(b) Vanity.
(c) A waste.
(d) Greed.

13. Why does the Doctor tear up his suggestions for keeping the Prisoner healthy?
(a) He does not want to do what the King requests.
(b) He wants to see the Prisoner suffer.
(c) He is already being treated well and fed healthy food.
(d) He needs nothing less than to be spiritually reborn and freed as soon as possible.

14. What does the Doctor think about the Prisoner's soul?
(a) It is weak.
(b) It is going to Hell.
(c) It is dying.
(d) It is noble and predestined for high distinction.

15. How does Sigismund make Anton angry?
(a) Sigismund is trying to pick the lock.
(b) Sigismund argues with him.
(c) He sees Sigismund trying to climb out the tower window.
(d) He sees from the straw that Sigismund has been playing with fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Sigismund not see his father and mother, according to Julian?

2. How does Andrew explain the source of the noise?

3. The King talks at length about how his kingdom is falling apart and how he plans to attack who?

4. What does Ignatius say about how the terror and remorse the King is experiencing?

5. Of what does Pancras remind Olivier?

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