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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. To whom does the Dauphin owe a financial debt?
(a) The king of England.
(b) Joan.
(c) Robert de Baudricourt.
(d) The powerful men who surround him.

2. In Scene 1, who is the Maid who is waiting at the door of the castle?
(a) Mary.
(b) Joan.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Catherine.

3. Why is Robert angry in Scene 1?
(a) His wife has run off with the steward.
(b) His political allies have turned traitor.
(c) His castle has no running water.
(d) There are no eggs for his breakfast.

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

5. Who lives in the castle mentioned in Scene 1?
(a) The Dauphin.
(b) The castle is abandoned.
(c) A military officer.
(d) The King of England.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens after Joan leaves in Scene 1?

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

3. In Scene 3 when the men in the castle discuss Joan, what do they do?

4. What is one of the items Joan convinces Robert to give her in Scene 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Robert de Baudricourt is upset because there are no eggs for his breakfast. What does the steward tell Robert is the reason for the lack of eggs?

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. What is the additional charge brought against Joan in Scene 6, and what is her reaction to that charge?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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