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. Callapine prepares to enter what city?

2. What act could bring dishonor on Tamburlaine?

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

4. What item does Olympia claim has magical powers?

5. With whom does Sigismund confer?

Essay Topics

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

Theridimas was easily convinced to switch sides after speaking with Tamburlaine. What caused Theridimas to switch sides? Was there any coercion for Theridimas to make this decision? Was the decision any reflection on Theridimas' relationship with Mycetes and/or Cosroe? What does this move say about Theridimas' trustworthiness? Should Tamburlaine trust Theridimas?

Essay Topic 3

Many battles are fought over religion. Although religion was not a major factor in the reason for the battles, it played a part in the creation of allies and loyalty. Analyze the pacts, promises and betrayals of the kings due to religious beliefs.

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