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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. What does the King tell the other courtiers about Julian's behavior?

2. Whose grave does the King want to see?

3. Ignatius says everything the King is and has ever been is nothing but what?

4. How does Ignatius respond when the King falls to his knees, asking Ignatius' guidance in how to get his son back?

5. Who is the visitor Ignatius is happy to see?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does this scene begin?

2. How does Anton react to this news? What other news does Simon give Anton?

3. What does the King instruct the Monk to do?

4. How does the scene open?

5. What is expected of the Doctor?

6. How does the scene begin?

7. What does Sigismund say when he sees the Doctor's shocked expression?

8. What does the conversation with the Peasant Woman reveal?

9. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

10. How does Sigismund imitate Christ?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Part of the play's thematic point relates to the value of the spirit.

Part 1) Prove this statement.

Part 2) What is meant by the spirit? Is the spirit valuable? Why or why not?

Part 3) What might this thematic point reveal about the author? Is the spirit valuable to the author? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The confrontation between Sigismund and the King in the second part of the third act is the play's first climax.

Part 1) Describe the confrontation. Why does the confrontation take place? How is this confrontation foreshadowed?

Part 2) What does this confrontation symbolize? How do you know this?

Part 3) What can a reader or audience member learn from this confrontation? What is the purpose of this confrontation?

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