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. What will be Cosroe's new title?

2. Where does Tamburlaine intend to take Zenocrate?

3. Who does the Sultan approach as a potential ally?

4. How does Zenocrate's partner die?

5. Who wants to claim the throne?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Tamburlaine admonish one of the kings for saying that Amyras is cruel?

2. What has prevented Tamburlaine from crowning Zenocrate an empress?

3. Who approaches Tamburlaine from Persia? What is the agreement struck between the two men?

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

5. Why is Sigismund's body left on the battlefield?

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

7. What are Mycetes thoughts on war?

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

9. How does Tamburlaine greet Almeda? What will be done to acknowledge Almeda's assistance to Callapine?

10. What are the protests heard from Amyras and Celebinus when Tamburlaine says he is dying?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After all the proselytizing and planning by Callapine, why did he flee so quickly upon spotting Tamburlaine? Was it not obvious that Tamburlaine was dying? What happened to Callapine's conviction? Do you think Callapine's troops were for or against the retreat?

Essay Topic 2

In the beginning, Zenocrate loathed Tamburlaine. What physical assaults were thrust upon Zenocrate? Why did Tamburlaine insist on Zenocrate's imprisonment? When did Zenocrate's feelings begin to change? How was Zenocrate able to forgive Tamburlaine after he destroyed Damascus? What was the Sultan's view of the relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Tamburlaine becomes convinced of his own godlike status in Part 1, Act 2. What makes Tamburlaine think he has the same powers as Ancient Greek gods and heroes? How do Tamburlaine's subordinates feel about the proclamation? Do you think Tamburlaine is tempting fate or wrath of the gods with this statement? Is Tamburlaine over confident or delusional?

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