Tamburlaine the Great Test | 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. Tamburlaine plans to treat Bajazeth as what?

2. With whom does Zenocrate discuss her feelings toward Tamburlaine?

3. At the end of this scene, Mycetes is surprised that the item was not...

4. Tamburlaine is advancing toward what territory?

5. According to the person, Zenocrate should have ______ the actions of Tamburlaine.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Governor react when Tamburlaine and others urge him to surrender?

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

3. How does Bajazeth react to the news that Tamburlaine intends to challenge his rule over the Turkish Empire?

4. Tamburlaine asks each man to describe what action?

5. It is clear that Tamburlaine is admired. What/who does Tamburlaine compare himself to?

6. What is Tamburlaine's belief regarding his quest to capture Persia and other important territories?

7. What is Callapine's plan for escape from the jail?

8. What is Callapine's plan if he is successful in escaping from Tamburlaine's jail?

9. Why is it important for Orcanes and Sigismund to set aside arrogance and form an alliance?

10. Why does Cosroe decide to defect to Tamburlaine's side?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the personalities of Tamburlaine and Bajazeth.

Essay Topic 2

Tamburlaine claims his efforts are blessed by the gods who continue to provide good fortune. Do you think Tamburlaine has been blessed? Are the people and things Tamburlaine has accrued due to blessings or through treachery and thievery as the Persians believe? How might Tamburlaine have achieved those things otherwise? What do you think Tamburlaine will do with all the land and riches?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the personalities of Amyras, Celebini, and Calyphas. Which would be the most effective as Tamburlaine's successor? Explain.

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