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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the Caliph respond to the story of Ali The Persian?
(a) With confusion and request for more information.
(b) With laughter and appreciation.
(c) By sending him away.
(d) With anger.

2. What does Abdullah, Son of Abi Kalibah, set off to find?
(a) His stolen ring.
(b) His runaway servant.
(c) His lost she-camel.
(d) His lost horse.

3. At the end of the story of The Three Apples, what tale does Ja'afar refer to?
(a) The tale of the 3 birds.
(b) The tale of Nur al-Din Ali.
(c) The tale of Kalyandi al-Din.
(d) The tale of the Jinni's wife.

4. Whose pet does the baboon prince become?
(a) The two sisters.
(b) The king.
(c) The sea captain.
(d) The eldest sister.

5. When Ajib sees his father the first time, he believes him to be a what?
(a) A demon.
(b) A merchant.
(c) A slave.
(d) Cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story of The Sweep and The Noble Lady, what do the pilgrims do with the praying man?

2. Each Kalandar is...

3. What comes out of the black jar after the fisherman rubs it?

4. After refusing marriage a second time, the king becomes enraged with Kamar and does what?

5. In what location does The Tale of Kamar Al-Zaman begin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How might Shahrazad's tale in The Tale of The Three Apples whittle away at the king's assumption that all women are faithless and untrustworthy?

2. In the opening chapter of The Story of King Shahryar And His Brother, Shahrazad is spared eligibility for beheading because she is one of the Wazir's daughters. Is her request to marry the king an act of fate/Allah's power, or rather an a human aspect of her personality?

3. Through this story of Nur Al-Din Ali And His Son Al-Din Hasan, how does Shahrazad indirectly remind King Shahryar of the value of family?

4. What humorous fact is revealed in regards to the two men fighting for the bag in Ali The Persian?

5. How is the main character in the story of The Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again Through A Dream rewarded for his faith?

6. What message through the story is meant for the King from Shahrazad in The City of Many-Columned Iram and Abdullah Son of Abi Kalibah?

7. Correlate the experience of visiting the Caliph for help/direction in the Porter and The Three Ladies of Baghdad to visiting another person of power for help in the present day.

8. What might Shahrazad be suggesting through her tale to the king in The Hermits?

9. In Hatim Of the Tribe of Tayy, how does this story blur the lines between the living and the dead?

10. What does the circular nature and connectedness of the happenings in The Tale of The Three Apples imply?

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