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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Doctor accuses Julian of committing a crime against who?
2. What does the Doctor tell Julian he has chosen since he became an adult?
3. Specific parallels to _____ story appear throughout the play, making thematic points about the importance of integrity, faith and tensions between spiritual and earthly power.
4. What does the Doctor say is the same as strong will?
5. What are the Ten Prohibitions?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Anton feel about joining the King's court?
2. What is the purpose of the sponge?
3. What has eluded the King? Why is he here?
4. What does the King say Sigismund must do?
5. How does the scene open?
6. What is heard in the distance?
7. What does the Doctor think about the Prisoner's soul?
8. How does Julian feel about joining the King's court?
9. What news does Simon bring?
10. For what does the King blame Julian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sigismund's sanity is questioned in Act. 4.
Part 1) Describe Sigismund in this act. Why is his sanity questioned?
Part 2) What is your conclusion to this question regarding his sanity? Why?
Part 3) How might this relate to Christ and the people with which he came into contact?
Essay Topic 2
Poetic language is used.
Part 1) Is poetic language used throughout the entire play? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why might the author choose to use poetic language?
Part 3) Is this more effective and engaging than more prosaic writing? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
There is a contrast between Olivier and Sigismund.
Part 1) Describe each character. Why might they be the way they are?
Part 2) How do they differ? Why do they differ?
Part 3) How do these differences guide the action that takes place throughout the play? What role does Olivier play in Sigismund's death?
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