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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. Joan hopes to convince the leader of her country to do what in Scene 1?
(a) Raise the alarm about the eclipse.
(b) Raise a siege.
(c) Raise a litter of puppies she can't take care of.
(d) Raise her rival's home.

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

3. In Scene 2, who joins the two men awaiting the Dauphin's arrival?
(a) Robert de Baudricourt.
(b) The steward.
(c) Bluebeard.
(d) Joan.

4. The hens' recovery at the end of Scene 1 proves what to Robert?
(a) That he needs to buy new hens.
(b) That the hens were just being stubborn.
(c) That their illness was easily cured.
(d) That Joan is sent by God.

5. What does the French commander desperately need in Scene 3?
(a) Rest for his army.
(b) A westward wind.
(c) Reinforcements.
(d) Food for his army.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene 1, what does Robert think about Joan's assertion that she hears voices?

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

3. What is Robert's profession?

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

5. In Scene 2, who is waiting for the arrival of the Dauphin?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. In Scene 2, why is the Dauphin called "ineffectual"?

4. Why do you think the English officials were quick to label Joan a witch in Scene 4?

5. What is the setting for the play, and what is the location for the opening of the play?

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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