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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has the King ordered Julian to be for the rest of his life?
2. Why does Sigismund dismiss the others?
3. After the courtier who has given Julian the news goes, Anton tries to do what for Julian?
4. What are the orders given by Olivier?
5. What example of the executions does the Confessor give the King?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
There is a contrast between Olivier and Sigismund.
Part 1) Describe each character. Why might they be the way they are?
Part 2) How do they differ? Why do they differ?
Part 3) How do these differences guide the action that takes place throughout the play? What role does Olivier play in Sigismund's death?
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