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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The beauty of what item is commented on?
2. The item is supposed to do what?
3. Tamburlaine refers to Almeda as what?
4. Sigismund is wounded and is left to the whims of:
5. What city does Tamburlaine plan to conquer next?
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
Olympia is desperate to die after her husband and child are killed. What caused the delay in Olympia's death? Why was Olympia kept by Theridimas instead of being sent to Tamburlaine as originally planned? What trick does Olympia perform on Theridimas? What is the result?
Essay Topic 3
The story ends with Amyras and Celebinus mourning the death of Tamburlaine. Neither claims to have the spirit left for conquest. Describe how Tamburlaine's death affected his sons. How might Tamburlaine's legacy be carried on? Which son will be the most successful? Will Tamburlaine's sons be able to fulfill their father's prophecy?
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