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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. Where does the hermit live?
(a) In the backwaters.
(b) In the desert.
(c) In a cave.
(d) On a mountain.

2. What is the consequence of the ruined man falling asleep where he does?
(a) He was robbed.
(b) He was jailed.
(c) He was cursed.
(d) He was ordered to go home.

3. What would Kafur do each year as a boy?
(a) Tell one lie.
(b) Visit his brother.
(c) Steal one cow.
(d) Pray to a Jinni.

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

5. When the three slaves met by Ghanim Bin Ayyub enter the courtyard, what DON'T they have?
(a) A basket full of mortar.
(b) A lantern.
(c) A chest.
(d) A jeweled mirror.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the lion cub demand of the carpenter?

2. What was Ma'an doing when he became separated from the rest of his company?

3. What does the Kazi do when faced with Ali and the Kurd?

4. Because Ja'far cannot find the murderer of the woman, he and his family are what?

5. What is Shams al-Din Mohammed's first daugher's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. In the story of The Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again Through A Dream, Shahrazad reminds King Shahryar that a life lived in faith is rewarding. Why is this an important reminder from Shahrazad to the king?

3. In the story of Nur Al-Din Ali And His Son Al-Din Hasan, how does Shahrazad continue to work towards her goal of convincing King Shahhryar to change his beliefs about women?

4. In The Sweep and The Noble Lady, how did the Emir's pardon of the sweep seem just, although it was not the ultimate punishment (death)?

5. 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?

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

7. What kind of moral is offered in the story in The Man Who Stole The Dish of Gold Wherein The Dog Ate?

8. What is the purpose of Shahrazad telling this story In Hatim Of the Tribe of Tayy to the King?

9. What is one moral implied by Shahrazad in the Tale of Ghanim in Ayyub, The Distraught, The Thrall O'Love?

10. 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?

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