Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has led to the ceremony at the cathedral in Scene 5?
2. In Scene 4, where are the two men who are discussing Joan?
3. Two members of the English army camp are discussing Joan. What do they think she is?
4. In Scene 6, what do the church officials threaten Joan with when she refuses to recant?
5. What is one of the crimes Joan is to be tried for in Scene 6?
Joan's power over the most important men in France leads to fear that her individualism might undermine the stability of the feudal structure. Describe the various intricacies of the feudal system and elaborate on what Joan's actions, while appearing fairly insignificant, might do to affect the entire structure. If the feudal system did collapse, what would the ramifications be to each level of the system? What would the pros and cons be of just such a synergistic system being the core of a country's economy and political/social structure?
Witchcraft has been feared for millennia, throwing whole countries into panic and causing chaos throughout history. Witchcraft has also been a convenient way for those in power to rid themselves of anyone challenging that power. Such is the case with Joan. Why would the English and French noblemen and church officials fear the actions of a mere girl? What reason would they have for putting her to death? Do you think these men actually believed that Joan was a witch, or do you think witchcraft made a convenient excuse for ridding themselves of a wild card? Why?
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?
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