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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, who tries to trick Joan into thinking he is the Dauphin?
(a) Archbishop of Rheims.
(b) All of the answers are correct.
(c) Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille.
(d) Bluebeard.

2. In Scene 3, how do the men in battle feel about Joan?
(a) They deny her authority.
(b) They reject her because she is a woman.
(c) They welcome her and her powers.
(d) They pretend to welcome her but secretly conspire against her.

3. What country is the setting for this play?
(a) England.
(b) Russia.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) France.

4. In Scene 1, what does Robert think about Joan's assertion that she hears voices?
(a) He thinks nothing of it.
(b) He thinks it is preposterous.
(c) He thinks it is miraculous.
(d) He thinks it is exciting.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene 2, what does Joan raise after being given control of the military?

2. What is the third thing that Robert gives Joan in Scene 1?

3. What is the name of the castle in which the play opens?

4. What is Robert's profession?

5. In Scene 3, what has Joan gained access to that is considered evidence of her reputation?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

4. In Scene 3, Joan agrees to accompany Dunois to what location and for what reason?

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

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

7. Scene 1 sees Robert go through several emotions. What are some of those emotions, and why does Robert experience them?

8. How do the men who condemn Joan to death react after her execution?

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

10. Describe the end of the king's dream in the Epilogue.

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