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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the King urge Julian to be?
2. Why does Olivier demand that Sigismund accuse Julian?
3. What are Tartars?
4. As a courtier reports on Sigismund's desire to rest, of what does the King become aware?
5. What are the rebels using as their battle cry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Act 5, Part 2 is a climactic scene.
Part 1) Describe this scene. How is it climactic?
Part 2) How has the rest of the play led up to this climax?
Part 3) Is the outcome of this climax what you had expected? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The King is an intriguing character.
Part 1) Describe the King. Why is he intriguing?
Part 2) Why does he act the way he does? How does his medieval life reinforce his behavior?
Part 3) How does his behavior reflect society in 1930s Germany, when this play was written?
Essay Topic 3
Poetic language is used.
Part 1) Is poetic language used throughout the entire play? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why might the author choose to use poetic language?
Part 3) Is this more effective and engaging than more prosaic writing? Why or why not?
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