Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Scene 1, the castle is described as located on a river between which two cities?
2. What does the French commander do to Joan in Scene 3?
3. What is the cause of the lack of eggs for Robert's breakfast in Scene 1?
4. Who is the Dauphin's military adviser?
5. In Scene 2, what subject is being discussed by the Archbishop and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Scene 5, what do Joan's colleagues tell her about in order to dissuade her from continuing war against the English?
2. What does Joan ask Robert for in Scene 1, and why?
3. After Joan identifies the true Dauphin in Scene 2, what does she tell the Dauphin, and how does he react?
4. What is the setting for the play, and what is the location for the opening of the play?
5. How do the nobleman and the chaplain feel about Joan, and how do they feel she should be treated?
6. Once Joan is given complete control of the military, the Dauphin calls his advisers back into the room. What does he tell the men and how do they react?
7. What is the purpose of the author including the king's dream and its details in the Epilogue?
8. In Scene 4, Joan's alignment as an individual with the French king poses a threat to what system, and why?
9. 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?
10. How does Joan react to the advice given by her colleagues in Scene 5?
The Dauphin is finally crowned as King of France at the cathedral at Rheims. What events lead to his coronation? In the beginning of the play, does his coronation look like an even remote possibility? Why or why not? Does it appear that the king now has France and its citizens under his control? Why or why not? Do you think the king's advisers now respect him rather than looking at him as a puppet for their own political gain? Why or why not? What is Joan's role in all of this? Is she an integral piece of the puzzle in the events leading up to the coronation? Why or why not?
Joan is excommunicated from the church and burned at the stake. Her death is horrible and cruel. Do the men responsible for her execution feel any remorse? Why or why not? How do you know? What events occur to reinforce the way they feel? What do these events symbolize?
Twenty-five years after Joan's execution, King Charles receives interesting information about Joan. What is that information? What is the significance of this information? Has Joan been vindicated through martyrdom, or does she simply appear to be an innocent victim of political posturing? Why? Why do you think a second trial was held? Do you think the king feels any guilt for what happened to Joan, and if he does, do you think this information sets his mind at ease? Why or why not?
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