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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The King, Confessor and courtiers leave, with some of the courtiers doing what to Julian?
2. As a courtier reports on Sigismund's desire to rest, of what does the King become aware?
3. Why does Sigismund dismiss the others?
4. What does the Gypsy Girl magically cause to emerge from the earth?
5. What are the rebels using as their battle cry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
There is a contrast between Olivier and Sigismund.
Part 1) Describe each character. Why might they be the way they are?
Part 2) How do they differ? Why do they differ?
Part 3) How do these differences guide the action that takes place throughout the play? What role does Olivier play in Sigismund's death?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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