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

Sigismund comments that he is his own father and son.

Part 1) Why does he say this? How is he both his own father and son?

Part 2) What does this statement symbolize?

Part 3) Compare his relationship with his father to Christ's with his Father.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The play has an allegorical point of view.

Part 1) What is an allegory? Give an example of another story that is allegorical.

Part 2) What makes this play allegorical? Give two examples from the play to prove it is allegorical.

Part 3) Why might the author have made this play allegorical? What are your thoughts on the play having an allegorical point of view? Would this play be as engaging or effective if it were not allegorical? Why or why not?

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