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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one of the Ten Prohibitions in which Sigismund seems to have a skill?
2. How does the King take the Confessor to mean by his statement regarding executions?
3. Why does Olivier demand that Sigismund accuse Julian?
4. What is the nobleman Adam's job?
5. When Sigismund is gone, the Doctor makes what promise?
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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