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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. What is the only power that the Dauphin has remaining in Scene 2?
(a) Military.
(b) Financial.
(c) Royal.
(d) The power over life and death.

2. What does the French commander want his troops to attack?
(a) The English reserves.
(b) The English castle.
(c) Calvary.
(d) Ships.

3. What is one of the attributes given to Joan in Scene 3 that is considered verification of her reputation?
(a) Physical prowess.
(b) Physical beauty.
(c) Mental acuity.
(d) Domineering personality.

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

5. In Scene 3 when the men in the castle discuss Joan, what do they do?
(a) They debate her authenticity.
(b) They doubt her faith.
(c) They debate her connection to God.
(d) They praise her strength.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Joan feel about meeting with the leader of her country?

2. What is the second item that Robert gives to Joan in Scene 1?

3. To whom does Joan make a request after the Dauphin gives her military control?

4. In Scene 1, what does Robert hope for Joan in her mission?

5. How do the high-ranking officials feel after the Dauphin tells them his decision after speaking with Joan in Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Gilles de Rais bring to the Archbishop of Rheims and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille in Scene 2?

2. In Scene 1, Robert believes that Joan can have a positive effect on the troops. Why does Robert believe this, and what effect does he hope Joan will have?

3. In Scene 3, the attitude toward Joan and her supposed powers is variable. How do the men in the castles feel about Joan? How do the men in the trenches with Joan feel about her?

4. In Scene 3, what is troubling the French army commander, Dunois?

5. What is Joan's response to the church officials' threats of torture if she doesn't sign the paper admitting heresy in Scene 6?

6. What do each of Joan's colleagues say about her plan to liberate Paris?

7. After her victory at Orleans, what are Joan's intentions outlined in Scene 5?

8. In Scene 2, after the Dauphin dismisses his advisers from the room and consults with Joan alone, what major decision does he make?

9. In Scene 4, Joan's alignment as an individual with the French king poses a threat to what system, and why?

10. How do the men responsible for Joan's trial and execution react to the news that she has been canonized?

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