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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. How does Andrew explain the source of the noise?
2. What does Sigismund say about man, as Julian calls for the guards?
3. What does the Doctor say is the same as strong will?
4. Julian appears, carrying a vial that contains what?
5. What does the Beggar say to the Monk, when the Monk asks what he wants?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sigismund say when he sees the Doctor's shocked expression?
2. What does the Peasant Woman try to get Sigismund to do? How does he respond?
3. What takes place at the beginning of this scene?
4. What does the Noble Officer say about the war?
5. How does the scene open?
6. How does Sigismund react when Julian appears? What does Julian do when he sees Sigismund's reaction?
7. How does Olivier speak to those around him at the beginning of the scene?
8. What does the Beggar say when the Monk asks what he wants? What does the Porter tell the Monk about the Beggar?
9. For what does the King blame Julian?
10. How does Sigismund react when Juilan encourages him to take the power he is being offered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The relationship between Sigismund and the Children's King is important.
Part 1) Describe their relationship. Why is their relationship like this?
Part 2) Why is their relationship important?
Part 3) What does their relationship symbolize? What is the audience supposed to get from this relationship? Why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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