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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Gypsy Girl magically cause to emerge from the earth?
2. How does Simon think he will get information out of the Gypsy Girl?
3. Why does the King withdraw with Julian?
4. How do the peasants feel about Sigismund?
5. How does the Gypsy Girl respond when one of the rebels asks her where Olivier is?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The play has an allegorical point of view.
Part 1) What is an allegory? Give an example of another story that is allegorical.
Part 2) What makes this play allegorical? Give two examples from the play to prove it is allegorical.
Part 3) Why might the author have made this play allegorical? What are your thoughts on the play having an allegorical point of view? Would this play be as engaging or effective if it were not allegorical? Why or why not?
This section contains 375 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)