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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what room does Joan meet with the Dauphin?
2. After Joan speaks with the Dauphin and his advisers in Scene 2, what does the Dauphin do?
3. What does the French commander want his troops to attack?
4. In Scene 2, who tries to trick Joan into thinking he is the Dauphin?
5. In Scene 3, what proves that Joan's power has risen significantly?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the Epilogue, what does King Charles find out about Joan and how long is it after Joan's execution?
2. What do each of Joan's colleagues say about her plan to liberate Paris?
3. In Scene 3, Joan agrees to accompany Dunois to what location and for what reason?
4. In Scene 1, what makes Joan think she is doing God's work? What does Robert think of her assertions?
5. Why do you think the English officials were quick to label Joan a witch in Scene 4?
6. In Scene 2, what does Gilles de Rais tell the Archbishop of Rheims and Lord Chamberlain de la Tremouille about Joan?
7. Would Joan's mission be complete with a victory at Orleans, or would it just whet her appetite for battle?
8. In Scene 5, why doesn't Joan want to return home after her success at Orleans?
9. In Scene 3, the attitude toward Joan and her supposed powers is variable. How do the men in the castles feel about Joan? How do the men in the trenches with Joan feel about her?
10. In Scene 4, two men in an English army camp are having a discussion. Who are the men, and what are they discussing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Joan's eleven week trial. Do you think the trial was fair? Why or why not? Do you think Joan's superior attitude had anything to do with the way the church officials went about their questioning? Why or why not? Do you think Joan's imprisonment in a men's prison was an attempt to break her spirit? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What is the triggering event for Joan to believe that God has called her for a mission? Is her reaction typical for that time? Do you think if Joan had lived during a different era, her reaction to hearing voices might have been different? What about religion in the Middle Ages would lead a person hearing voices to believe they are hearing the voice of a saint? Joan's convictions are strong and her faith is unshakable. Do you think blind faith was more prevalent and stronger in the Middle Ages than it is today?
Essay Topic 3
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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