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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Adam say when he appears?
2. How does Adam communicate with Sigismund?
3. Why does Anton try to force Sigismund's feet into his boots?
4. What does Sigismund sense?
5. What does the King urge Julian to be?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Negative comments are made about Jews.
Part 1) What are the comments that are made? Why are they made?
Part 2) How would audiences in 1930s Germany react to these comments? Would their reactions different from how audiences would react today? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is the author's opinion of Jews, based on this play? Explain.
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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