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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Anton try to force Sigismund's feet into his boots?
2. How do the peasants feel about Sigismund?
3. What are Tartars?
4. What does the King tearfully recall, regarding a king turning over his throne to his heir?
5. Who does a courtier report are on their way up?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act 3, Part 2, the Doctor's cryptic hints about Sigismund's fate is used as a an element of foreshadowing.
Part 1) What is the Doctor's message regarding Sigismund's fate? What does it foreshadow?
Part 2) How does it reveal Sigismund's role in the revolution?
Part 3) How does this message, like many other aspects of Sigismund's life, reflect Christ's life?
Part 4) Could Sigismund's fate have turned out differently? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Sigismund comments that he is his own father and son.
Part 1) Why does he say this? How is he both his own father and son?
Part 2) What does this statement symbolize?
Part 3) Compare his relationship with his father to Christ's with his Father.
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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