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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 King reminds him that everything he did to his son, Sigismund, he did on who's advice?

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

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

4. Julian appears, carrying a vial that contains what?

5. What is the setting of this scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Doctor think about the Prisoner's soul?

2. How does Sigismund react when Juilan encourages him to take the power he is being offered?

3. What does the King hope about Ignatius?

4. What suddenly happens to Sigismund?

5. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

6. What does Olivier think he hears?

7. How does the Confessor respond to the King?

8. How does Sigismund react when Julian appears? What does Julian do when he sees Sigismund's reaction?

9. How does the play end?

10. What does Pancras say when Olivier calls the Prisoner a prince? What is Olivier's response to Pancras?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Gypsy Girl's reference to Sigismund as Judas is ironic.

Part 1) Why does she refer to him as Judas? Would you have agreed with her? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why is this reference ironic?

Part 3) What must be known about Sigismund to realize the irony?

Essay Topic 2

Act 5, Part 1 is quite different from much of the rest of the play.

Part 1) Describe Act 5, Part 1. How is it different?

Part 2) How must you analyze this part differently than you have the rest of the play? Why?

Part 3) Why has the author chosen to make this section different from the rest of the play?

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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