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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 did the prophecy contain?

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

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

4. At the sound of a muffled banging, what does Olivier do?

5. Of what was the Doctor accused based on the Prisoner's survival?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has eluded the King? Why is he here?

2. What does Andrew suggest they do, after Olivier hears a noise? What is Olivier's response to Andrew?

3. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

4. What suddenly happens to Sigismund?

5. How does this scene begin?

6. What does Sigismund say when he enters the scene?

7. What is heard in the distance?

8. Who enters with two noblemen?

9. What does the Noble Officer say about the war?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 play's secondary point is that the kind of spiritual life Sigismund leads is ideal.

Part 1) Describe Sigismund's spiritual life. Why might it be ideal?

Part 2) What does the author expect the audience to do with this knowledge? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How does Sigismund reveal to the audience what the author might expect from a leader in real life? Use the text for support.

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