Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Englishmen intend to do to Joan once she is captured?
2. In Scene 6, what does Joan risk by not submitting to the church officials' demands?
3. In Scene 4, what are the nobleman and the chaplain bemoaning?
4. What is Joan's suggestion to the king and his advisers in Scene 5?
5. What is the name of the new King of France in Scene 5?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
In the beginning of the play, the Dauphin is an ineffectual, weak leader. France is in the hands of the men who financially support the Dauphin, and the Dauphin is simply a puppet. Joan's mission includes restoring France to its people and freeing her from the English. An integral part of that plan is to employ a strong, effectual leader. How does Joan give the Dauphin the confidence he needs to become king? How does she restore his faith in his life's mission and his ability to rule France? Does this plan include the Dauphin's support staff? How does Joan win them over as well?
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