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 Callapine's chief ally?

2. What act could bring dishonor on Tamburlaine?

3. What does Callapine give to Almeda?

4. What happens to the ruler?

5. Orcanes' allies are affiliated with what group?

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

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

Tamburlaine's ambition and ego will not allow Cosroe to take over the throne of Persia. Examine the scene in which Tamburlaine takes the crown. What is Cosroe's reaction? What is said to Cosroe? How is the event explained to the generals? What is the reaction of the generals and the soldiers? Who will remain loyal to Tamburlaine?

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