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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Scene 4, the bishop holds out hope for ____________.
2. In Scene 6, what does Joan have to do for the church officials to fulfill their commitment to Joan's soul?
3. Who is responsible for Joan's situation in the beginning of Scene 6?
4. In the beginning of Scene 6, how long has Joan's trial lasted?
5. In Scene 5, Joan desires to take a certain path now that she has been successful in battle. Why does she want to take that path?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Once the Dauphin turns control of the French army over to Joan, the high-ranking officials of his court are called into the room and informed of the decision. What happens when these men are basically commanded to follow a young girl into battle? Does this validate Joan's new authority, or do you think it is a show for the Dauphin? Why? What does Joan do after the men fall to their knees? What does this symbolize?
Essay Topic 2
Joan's one moment of weakness comes during her trial when she is faced with the possibility of torture and death. How does Joan respond to this threat? What does she do in an attempt to avoid torture and death? Do you think she is under the impression that this act will buy her freedom? Why or why not? What does she do when she finds out that she is still bound for life imprisonment? Do you think she understands the repercussions of this act? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The supernatural is a strong theme in "Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue." How was the supernatural viewed in the Middle Ages? Why is Joan's military prowess and charisma turned into something supernatural rather than attributing it to talent and personality? Why would Joan's supernatural powers be seen as a threat to those in authority and a miracle to those in need?
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