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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As a courtier reports on Sigismund's desire to rest, of what does the King become aware?
2. The King, Confessor and courtiers leave, with some of the courtiers doing what to Julian?
3. What calms Sigismund?
4. With what does the Gypsy Girl say she is pregnant?
5. Why does the King say that he must be obeyed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The play's secondary point is that the kind of spiritual life Sigismund leads is ideal.
Part 1) Describe Sigismund's spiritual life. Why might it be ideal?
Part 2) What does the author expect the audience to do with this knowledge? Use the text to support your response.
Part 3) How does Sigismund reveal to the audience what the author might expect from a leader in real life? Use the text for support.
Essay Topic 3
The confrontation between Sigismund and the King in the second part of the third act is the play's first climax.
Part 1) Describe the confrontation. Why does the confrontation take place? How is this confrontation foreshadowed?
Part 2) What does this confrontation symbolize? How do you know this?
Part 3) What can a reader or audience member learn from this confrontation? What is the purpose of this confrontation?
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