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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do the nobleman and the chaplain believe that Joan should be burned?
2. In Scene 4, the bishop is concerned about Joan's ___________.
3. In Scene 6, what is one of the crimes Joan is to be tried for?
4. In Scene 6, what does Joan risk by not submitting to the church officials' demands?
5. Where in the cathedral do Joan and the officer have their conversation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Catholic church is well represented in this play, including the Archbishop of Rheims and various bishops, clergymen, and officials. Given the skepticism these men show when exposed to Joan's mission/cause, would it be fair to say that these men weren't strong in their faith? Though the Archbishop of Rheims comes to respect and believe in Joan, why wouldn't he give her the benefit of the doubt from the beginning?
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
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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