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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the ruler?
2. To what does Tamburlaine compare the kings?
3. Calyphas complains about what kind of noise?
4. With whom does Sigismund confer?
5. According to Tamburlaine, blood is more precious than what jewel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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