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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. Why does the Doctor tear up his suggestions for keeping the Prisoner healthy?

2. Julian then talks about how he was manipulated into doing what?

3. What does the Beggar say to the Monk, when the Monk asks what he wants?

4. He adds that Julian's spiritual freedom depends on what?

5. In the distance, what are heard?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who enters with two noblemen?

3. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

4. How does Sigismund imitate Christ?

5. How is Sigismund serving the rebels?

6. What does the Peasant Woman try to get Sigismund to do? How does he respond?

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

8. How does this scene begin?

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

10. How does Julian feel about joining the King's court?

Essay 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 dramatic and thematic point of Act 2, Scene 1 is to highlight the difference between earthly influence and spiritual power.

Part 1) Who in this play represents earthly influence? Who represents spiritual power? How is the difference between these highlighted?

Part 2) How is this the theme? What has led up to this theme?

Part 3) How does this theme reinforce the thematic point regarding the value of the spirit, as well as the author's view of earthly influence versus spiritual power?

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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