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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 1, whose voices does Joan claim to hear?
(a) Saint Margaret's and Saint Catherine's.
(b) Her father's and mother's.
(c) Those of many demons.
(d) The voices of her inner conscience.

2. In Scene 2, what example is given of Joan's spiritual fortitude?
(a) Joan's refusal to enter the cathedral in her armor.
(b) Joan's dedication to seeing the Archbishop of Rheims crowned as king.
(c) A vision of the Virgin Mary scene on a hillside next to Joan's house.
(d) The drowning of a man who refused to stop taking the Lord's name in vain.

3. In Scene 2, what is the second achievement that Joan tells the Dauphin he will attain?
(a) He will be crowned as King of France in the Cathedral of Rheims.
(b) He will become wealthy quickly and be able to pay his debts.
(c) He will vanquish the Spanish in battle.
(d) He will be killed in battle and become a war hero for France.

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

5. In Scene 2, who schemes to trick Joan?
(a) The Dauphin and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille.
(b) Gilles de Rais and Archbishop of Rheims.
(c) Archbishop of Rheims, Gilles de Rais, Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille, and the Dauphin.
(d) No one.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Dauphin feel about Joan's convictions in Scene 2?

2. In Scene 1, what animals does the steward say are not producing?

3. There is an officer in Scene 2 nicknamed "Bluebeard." Why is that his nickname?

4. Who lives in the castle mentioned in Scene 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Joan's visit to the castle in the beginning of Scene 1?

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

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

4. 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?

5. In Scene 2, what do the Archbishop of Rheims, Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille, Gilles de Rais, and the Dauphin do to try and trick Joan, and why?

6. Joan is now in command with the leaders of the French army. This newly acquired access to leaders is evidence of what?

7. In Scene 3, what does Dunois need, and why?

8. How do Joan's colleagues feel about her final decision to liberate Paris?

9. What is Joan's first reaction to the church officials' demands for her to recant at her trial?

10. In Scene 4, another man joins the conversation between the nobleman and the chaplain. Who is he and what are his beliefs about and intentions for Joan?

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