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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what does Sigismund say Olivier smells?
2. What does the Boy say the peasants are doing?
3. What does the Doctor have prepared if Sigismund should become unstable?
4. Why does Olivier want weapons drawn on Sigismund?
5. What does the Gypsy Girl magically cause to emerge from the earth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Act 5, Part 1 is quite different from much of the rest of the play.
Part 1) Describe Act 5, Part 1. How is it different?
Part 2) How must you analyze this part differently than you have the rest of the play? Why?
Part 3) Why has the author chosen to make this section different from the rest of the play?
Essay Topic 2
The relationship between Sigismund and the Children's King is important.
Part 1) Describe their relationship. Why is their relationship like this?
Part 2) Why is their relationship important?
Part 3) What does their relationship symbolize? What is the audience supposed to get from this relationship? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The 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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