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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 Scene 3 when the men in the castle discuss Joan, what do they do?
2. How is the Dauphin described in Scene 2?
3. What happens after Joan leaves in Scene 1?
4. What country is the setting for this play?
5. What is one of the attributes given to Joan in Scene 3 that is considered verification of her reputation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the purpose of the author including the king's dream and its details in the Epilogue?
2. In Scene 3, Joan agrees to accompany Dunois to what location and for what reason?
3. How do Joan's colleagues feel about her final decision to liberate Paris?
4. What is the setting for the play, and what is the location for the opening of the play?
5. Joan leaves the castle with the armor, horse and men. She is content with this mini victory. Though Robert has doubts that her mission is sent from God, what happens to change his mind?
6. In Scene 2, why is the Dauphin called "ineffectual"?
7. Joan is now in command with the leaders of the French army. This newly acquired access to leaders is evidence of what?
8. After Joan identifies the true Dauphin in Scene 2, what does she tell the Dauphin, and how does he react?
9. Is the fact that Joan is a woman an asset or liability to her cause?
10. In Scene 4, what concerns the bishop most about Joan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
An important part of Joan's leadership ability and faith is confidence. Joan radiates confidence borne of divine providence, and her faith is steadfast. Why is Joan so supremely confident in her mission? What makes her so confident? Do you think the supernatural events occurring during her presence increase that confidence? Why or why not?
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