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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, what city does Joan hope will be the location for the siege?
(a) Orleans.
(b) Alsace.
(c) Bonhomme.
(d) Paris.

2. What is the third thing that Robert gives Joan in Scene 1?
(a) A bag of gold coins.
(b) A wagon of food.
(c) His best steed.
(d) The assistance of a few of his best men.

3. What is Joan traveling to do in Scene 2?
(a) To speak with the Archbishop of Rheims about her visions.
(b) To declare war on England.
(c) To convince Gilles de Rais to join her in Orleans.
(d) To seek an audience with the Dauphin.

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

5. In Scene 1, what does Robert hope for Joan in her mission?
(a) A good husband.
(b) Success.
(c) Failure.
(d) The King's blessing.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Scene 3, what happens right after Joan prays?

3. Whose nickname is "Bluebeard"?

4. What is the purpose of Joan's request to the leader of her country in Scene 1?

5. Who lives in the castle mentioned at the opening of the play?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Joan react to the advice given by her colleagues in Scene 5?

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

4. As Dunois and Joan make their way toward their destination late in Scene 3, what happens?

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

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

7. 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?

8. How do the new king and his advisers feel about Joan and her desire to continue in battle after her success at Orleans?

9. What does Joan ask Robert for in Scene 1, and why?

10. What has happened to Joan in the beginning of Scene 6?

(see the answer keys)

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