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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 talks at length about how his kingdom is falling apart and how he plans to attack who?

2. The Doctor that with each glance the Prisoner offers what?

3. Who does Olivier think can sense "the bloodshed to come?"

4. What does Anton urge the Doctor to give the Prisoner?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the Beggar say when the Monk asks what he wants? What does the Porter tell the Monk about the Beggar?

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

4. What happens to the singing? When does this happen?

5. How does Anton respond to seeing the charred straw?

6. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

7. How does the scene open?

8. What does Sigismund want from the Gypsy Girl?

9. What does Julian tell Sigismund about his father?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Act 3, Part 2, the Doctor's cryptic hints about Sigismund's fate is used as a an element of foreshadowing.

Part 1) What is the Doctor's message regarding Sigismund's fate? What does it foreshadow?

Part 2) How does it reveal Sigismund's role in the revolution?

Part 3) How does this message, like many other aspects of Sigismund's life, reflect Christ's life?

Part 4) Could Sigismund's fate have turned out differently? Why or why not?

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 essential purpose of the fourth act is to reiterate the contrast between earthly and spiritual power.

Part 1) Describe the fourth act. How does it reiterate the theme?

Part 2) What is the purpose for reiterating the theme?

Part 3) Contrast has been significant throughout the play. Why? What is the purpose for such contrast?

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