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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What example of the executions does the Confessor give the King?
2. What do the two Gypsy Girls say about Olivier's march to power?
3. What is the nobleman Adam's job?
4. What is the King's judgment regarding Sigismund?
5. What is one of the Ten Prohibitions in which Sigismund seems to have a skill?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Sigismund's sanity is questioned in Act. 4.
Part 1) Describe Sigismund in this act. Why is his sanity questioned?
Part 2) What is your conclusion to this question regarding his sanity? Why?
Part 3) How might this relate to Christ and the people with which he came into contact?
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