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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Julian insist must be done with the Messenger?
2. What does Sigismund sense?
3. What are Tartars?
4. What does the King say to the Confessor about Sigismund?
5. What does Anton say he has just heard?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In 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 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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