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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Scene 2, what subject is being discussed by the Archbishop and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille?
(a) The dour state of France.
(b) Financial matters of state.
(c) A plan to overthrow the Dauphin.
(d) What to have for dinner.

2. What is Robert's profession?
(a) Military officer.
(b) King.
(c) Steward.
(d) Priest.

3. How does Joan feel about meeting with the leader of her country?
(a) Confident.
(b) Nervous.
(c) Nonplussed.
(d) Frightened.

4. What news does Bluebeard bring?
(a) That Joan is approaching the castle.
(b) That the war is being lost by the English.
(c) That the war is being lost by the French.
(d) That the Dauphin has passed away.

5. In Scene 3, what has Joan gained access to that is considered evidence of her reputation?
(a) The cathedral at Rheims.
(b) The chasse.
(c) The Ark of the Covenant.
(d) Leaders.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the French commander doing in the beginning of Scene 3?

2. In what room does Joan meet with the Dauphin?

3. Who is the Dauphin's military adviser?

4. After Joan speaks with the Dauphin and his advisers in Scene 2, what does the Dauphin do?

5. In Scene 2, who schemes to trick Joan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Joan anxious to do in Scene 3? Who stops her, and why?

2. Why doesn't the Dauphin hold any real power in Scene 2?

3. Is the fact that Joan is a woman an asset or liability to her cause?

4. This play takes place in France in 1492. Just from reading Scene 1, what do you think the political climate was like at that time? Whose citizens were an imposition to the French people? What is Joan's position in this struggle?

5. Who joins the Archbishop of Rheims and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille to wait for the Dauphin's arrival in Scene 2? What is this man's nickname and why is that what he is called?

6. Is Robert's decision to help Joan in Scene 1 based on emotion or rationalization? Why?

7. In Scene 1, what makes Joan think she is doing God's work? What does Robert think of her assertions?

8. What is the subject of the dream which awakens the king in the Epilogue?

9. In Scene 5, what do Joan's colleagues tell her about in order to dissuade her from continuing war against the English?

10. How do the nobleman and the chaplain feel about Joan, and how do they feel she should be treated?

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