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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plans has Julian been making for Sigismund?

2. How do the peasants feel about Sigismund?

3. A rebel named Jeronim tells other rebels that Sigismund's insane-sounding words are proof of what?

4. What is the King prepared to do to ensure that power and order in the kingdom continue?

5. What are the rebels using as their battle cry?

Essay Topics

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

The dramatic and thematic point of Act 2, Scene 1 is to highlight the difference between earthly influence and spiritual power.

Part 1) Who in this play represents earthly influence? Who represents spiritual power? How is the difference between these highlighted?

Part 2) How is this the theme? What has led up to this theme?

Part 3) How does this theme reinforce the thematic point regarding the value of the spirit, as well as the author's view of earthly influence versus spiritual power?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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