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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Sigismund's new prison cell?
2. What does the Boy say the peasants are doing?
3. What does the King urge Julian to be?
4. Why does the King withdraw with Julian?
5. What is the Green Faction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
The confrontation between Sigismund and the King in the second part of the third act is the play's first climax.
Part 1) Describe the confrontation. Why does the confrontation take place? How is this confrontation foreshadowed?
Part 2) What does this confrontation symbolize? How do you know this?
Part 3) What can a reader or audience member learn from this confrontation? What is the purpose of this confrontation?
Essay Topic 3
The essential purpose of the fourth act is to reiterate the contrast between earthly and spiritual power.
Part 1) Describe the fourth act. How does it reiterate the theme?
Part 2) What is the purpose for reiterating the theme?
Part 3) Contrast has been significant throughout the play. Why? What is the purpose for such contrast?
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