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 plans has Julian been making for Sigismund?

2. Who does a courtier report are on their way up?

3. What does Julian insist must be done with the Messenger?

4. What does the Gypsy Girl magically cause to emerge from the earth?

5. What does the Doctor notice about Sigismund's hand?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Poetic language is used.

Part 1) Is poetic language used throughout the entire play? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why might the author choose to use poetic language?

Part 3) Is this more effective and engaging than more prosaic writing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The essential purpose of the fourth act is to reiterate the contrast between earthly and spiritual power.

Part 1) Describe the fourth act. How does it reiterate the theme?

Part 2) What is the purpose for reiterating the theme?

Part 3) Contrast has been significant throughout the play. Why? What is the purpose for such contrast?

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