The Tower Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does the King tell the other courtiers about Julian's behavior?

2. Whose grave does the King want to see?

3. Ignatius says everything the King is and has ever been is nothing but what?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does this scene begin?

2. How does Anton react to this news? What other news does Simon give Anton?

3. What does the King instruct the Monk to do?

4. How does the scene open?

5. What is expected of the Doctor?

6. How does the scene begin?

7. What does Sigismund say when he sees the Doctor's shocked expression?

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

9. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

10. How does Sigismund imitate Christ?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Aspects of both Sigismund and Christ's lives are violent.

Part 1) How are their lives violent? Why are they violent?

Part 2) How does this violence affect each of them? Are they affected the same way? Why or why not?

Part 3) To what end does this violence lead for both Sigismund and Christ? What message does this send to the audience?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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