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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the illness plaguing Zenocrate?
2. Tamburlaine and Theridimas use what for target practice?
3. Tamburlaine is known to speak in what type of language?
4. What act could bring dishonor on Tamburlaine?
5. The wife urges her husband to do what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The Sultan of Egypt, Zenocrate's father, is threatened with death when Tamburlaine invades Damascus. What could Zenocrate do or say to protect her father and their home? How did the Sultan react when he came in contact with Tamburlaine? What will happen when he learns of Zenocrate's love for his enemy? How will Tamburlaine react when he meets Zenocrate's father? Do you believe that the Sultan would be happy to give up his kingdom for regency?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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