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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the orders given by Olivier?
2. How does Simon think he will get information out of the Gypsy Girl?
3. Who does a courtier report are on their way up?
4. What does Sigismund sense?
5. What does the King tell Sigismund is his first responsibility as prince?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Act 3, Part 1 serves mostly to build suspense about what will happen when the King and Sigismund finally confront each other.
Part 1) How does this scene build suspense? What is the purpose of this?
Part 2) What role does the Confessor play in this scene? How does the King respond to the Confessor's advice? Why does he respond this way?
Part 3) What other Christ references are made in this chapter? What do they foreshadow? Why does the author use these as foreshadowing devices?
Essay Topic 3
The tower has significant symbolic value.
Part 1) Describe the tower. Why is this also the title of the book?
Part 2) What does the tower symbolize? Why is it significant?
Part 3) What should the audience take with them after seeing this play? Why?
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