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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 Sigismund say about man, as Julian calls for the guards?

2. How does the Prisoner respond when Anton calls him by name?

3. Whose grave does the King want to see?

4. How does Olivier speak to the guards?

5. What does Olivier think he hears being passed back and forth?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Julian tell Sigismund about his father?

4. Why does the King believe he must be listened to?

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

6. What news does Simon bring?

7. How does this act begin?

8. Who enters with two noblemen?

9. What has happened while Sigismund has been away?

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

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

Sigismund comments that he is his own father and son.

Part 1) Why does he say this? How is he both his own father and son?

Part 2) What does this statement symbolize?

Part 3) Compare his relationship with his father to Christ's with his Father.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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