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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 Julian say he has begun to have?

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

3. What does the Doctor tell Julian he has chosen since he became an adult?

4. Who does Pancras tell Olivier is making the noise?

5. Over what do Olivier, Pancras and Andrew argue?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of the sponge?

3. How does Olivier speak to those around him at the beginning of the scene?

4. How does Sigismund react when Juilan encourages him to take the power he is being offered?

5. What news does Simon bring?

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

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

8. What does the King say Sigismund must do?

9. What is expected of the Doctor?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 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?

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