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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the peasants feel about Sigismund?
2. What does the King tearfully recall, regarding a king turning over his throne to his heir?
3. Who is the Confessor?
4. What example of the executions does the Confessor give the King?
5. Who is the Children's King?
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
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 3
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?
This section contains 447 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)