Tamburlaine the Great Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is not one who steps forth to pay homage to Tamburlaine?

2. Callpine predicts that Tamburlaine will soon wear what?

3. How many children do Tamburlaine and Zenocrate have?

4. What does Callapine give to Almeda?

5. What rebellious animal was subdued?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sigismund and Orcanes put aside their egos to form a pact against Tamburlaine. Although Sigismund's regents present a good argument, Sigismund is hesitant to betray Orcanes and the pact. Discuss the regents' argument and reason Sigismund decided to break the pact. Was it the right choice? What other options did Sigismund have? What would you have done in this situation? How might the outcome have changed if the pact had been kept?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the military abilities and personalities of Mycetes and Cosroe.

Essay Topic 3

A common theme in the play is deception. What made it so easy for soldiers and regents to switch sides before battle? Are there any cases in which the traitors were justified? If so, who was the traitor? What was the justification? How were traitors dealt with in the play? What type of punishment would you have used?

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