Tamburlaine the Great Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does Zenocrate's father live?

2. Which is not represented by a crown?

3. Which empire is ruled by this king?

4. What does Tamburlaine plan to display to impress the Persian soldiers?

5. The Sultan is angry because Zenocrate is being kept as Tamburlaine's:

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Tamburlaine disappointed in the behavior of his children?

2. What is the purpose of the crowns on Tamburlaine's dinner plate?

3. Tamburlaine asks each man to describe what action?

4. How does Tamburlaine learn about the location of the hidden treasure the Governor has offered as a bribe?

5. Sigismund is urged to break his pact with Orcanes and to join forces with Tambulaine. Who makes the plea and why?

6. How does Mycetes react when he learns that Cosroe and Theridimas have switched sides?

7. To whom does Cosroe reveal his plans to take over the throne? Who is in support of the plan?

8. How do the lords respond to Cosroe's plan? What happens after the announcement of Cosroe's intentions?

9. Why does Almeda refuse Callapine's offer of a kingdom?

10. How does Tamburlaine react to his new position as regent to Cosroe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Bajazeth attempts to negotiate with Tamburlaine. What is the purpose of the negotiation? What is the result? Despite the interference of Tamburlaine, Bajazeth's main focus is on what goal? Will Tamburlaine interfere with that goal? How would Bajazeth deal with any entity that blocks his path? Do Bajazeth and Tamburlaine ever reach an agreement?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the personalities of Tamburlaine and Bajazeth.

Essay Topic 3

In the beginning of the play, Cosroe proclaimed that he intended to overthrow Mycetes and take over the throne as emperor. What changed the dynamic of how this was to be done? Who supported Cosroe? Who was against him? What prompted Cosroe to become allies with Tamburlaine? How did Theridimas affect Cosroe's decision? Who else might defect to Tamburlaine's camp?

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