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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is this act set?
2. What is Sigismund's new prison cell?
3. What does Olivier call Julian?
4. After the courtier who has given Julian the news goes, Anton tries to do what for Julian?
5. What does Sigismund sense?
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
Part of the play's thematic point relates to the value of the spirit.
Part 1) Prove this statement.
Part 2) What is meant by the spirit? Is the spirit valuable? Why or why not?
Part 3) What might this thematic point reveal about the author? Is the spirit valuable to the author? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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