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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 Doctor think about what has been done to Sigismund?

2. Whose grave does the King want to see?

3. What is the setting?

4. After Julian sends Simon away, what does he discuss with Anton?

5. What does the Doctor tell Julian he has chosen since he became an adult?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does this scene begin?

2. How does this scene begin?

3. What takes place at the beginning of this scene?

4. Why does the King believe he must be listened to?

5. How is Sigismund serving the rebels?

6. What does the King say to the Confessor?

7. What does the Doctor confirm when he appears?

8. How does Sigismund imitate Christ?

9. Of what does Julian accuse the Doctor? What is the Doctor's response?

10. What are Olivier and his rebels doing to the peasants?

Essay Topics

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

The King is an intriguing character.

Part 1) Describe the King. Why is he intriguing?

Part 2) Why does he act the way he does? How does his medieval life reinforce his behavior?

Part 3) How does his behavior reflect society in 1930s Germany, when this play was written?

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