The Tower Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Tartars?

2. What does the Doctor notice about Sigismund's hand?

3. What does Olivier call Julian?

4. Why does Olivier demand that Sigismund accuse Julian?

5. How do the peasants feel about Sigismund?

Essay 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

Aspects of both Sigismund and Christ's lives are violent.

Part 1) How are their lives violent? Why are they violent?

Part 2) How does this violence affect each of them? Are they affected the same way? Why or why not?

Part 3) To what end does this violence lead for both Sigismund and Christ? What message does this send to the audience?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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