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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sigismund do with Julian's request regarding the royal robes?
2. As a courtier reports on Sigismund's desire to rest, of what does the King become aware?
3. Where does the King think he might like to withdraw?
4. After the King collapses, how does Julian react?
5. Where is this act set?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In 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?
Essay Topic 2Poetic 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 3The King is an intriguing character. Part 1) Describe the King. Why is he intriguing? Part 2) Why does he act the way he does? How does his medieval life reinforce his behavior? Part 3) How does his behavior reflect society in 1930s Germany, when this play was written?
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