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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Olivier order Julian to try to do?
2. What has the King ordered Julian to be for the rest of his life?
3. What does Anton say he has just heard?
4. Julian unwraps the bundle of royal robes brought in by Anton and insists Sigismund do what with them?
5. What is Sigismund's new prison cell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Part of the play's thematic point relates to the value of the spirit.
Part 1) Prove this statement.
Part 2) What is meant by the spirit? Is the spirit valuable? Why or why not?
Part 3) What might this thematic point reveal about the author? Is the spirit valuable to the author? Why or why not?
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