топик Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc is a French national heroine. Her parents were poor farmers and she had four brothers and sisters. At home, Joan helped her parents and learned the Bible. When she was 12 years old she began to hear voices. The voices said that she must help France and fight the English soldiers. In the early 1400s, France had no king.

The only leader was a man called the “dauphin.” He was a very weak leader. King Henry V of England wanted to control France. He sent armies into France and controlled Paris and part of northern France. When Joan was about 17 years old, she dressed in boy’s clothes and went to visit the dauphin. She told the dauphin that God spoke to her. She told the dauphin that she could fight the English and win. So, the dauphin gave her an army. She went to Orleans and fought the English. She won. Soon after, the dauphin became King Charles VII of France.

In 1430, Joan of Arc was caught by the English near Paris. She was taken to England as a prisoner. In England, she was accused of being a witch, saying things against God, and wearing men’s clothes. She asked the Pope and King Charles VII for help. But, no one helped. She was burned at the stake in the market place on May 30, 1431. She was about 19 years old.



Answer the following questions using complete sentences.

  1. Was Joan of Arc an English teacher?
  2. How many brothers and sisters did Joan have?
  3. How old was she when she began hearing voices?
  4. What did the voices say?
  5. In the early 1400’s, did France have a king?
  6. Who was the leader of France?
  7. Who wanted to control France?
  8. What city in France did the English control?
  9. When did Joan visit the dauphin?
  10. What did she tell the dauphin?
  11. Did Joan go to Orleans and fight the Spanish?
  12. Did the dauphin become the king of France?
  13. Who caught Joan of Arc near Paris?
  14. In England, what was she accused of?
  15. How did Joan of Arc die?
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