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 complains about not being able to ride in the chariot?

2. Who assures Callapine of victory?

3. The exchange is compared to the enemies in what war?

4. Tamburlaine and Theridimas use what for target practice?

5. Why is the wife not allowed to die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 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?

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