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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. After the Recruit goes off, what does conversation between the guards reveal about Olivier?

2. Sigismund says he feels so powerful that he can do what?

3. Why can Sigismund not see his father and mother, according to Julian?

4. What does Julian say he has begun to have?

5. What does the Doctor speak about in regards to the Prisoner?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Prisoner torment others?

2. How does the scene begin?

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

4. How does Julian refer to Sigismund and the King?

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

6. Why does Olivier grab a weapon? What does Andrew do with the weapon? Why?

7. What does the Noble Officer say about the war?

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

9. What does Julian tell Sigismund about his father?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There is a contrast between Olivier and Sigismund.

Part 1) Describe each character. Why might they be the way they are?

Part 2) How do they differ? Why do they differ?

Part 3) How do these differences guide the action that takes place throughout the play? What role does Olivier play in Sigismund's death?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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