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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. What is Sandal in Khalifah The Fisherman of Baghdad?
(a) A spirit.
(b) A eunuch.
(c) A Jinni.
(d) A witch.

2. To whom does Khalifah sell his first fish?
(a) Sinbad.
(b) Abu.
(c) Lahiji.
(d) Balanan.

3. To whom do angry customers complain when Abu Sir cheats them?
(a) The Caliph.
(b) Allah.
(c) The Kazi.
(d) The King.

4. What did Caliph bin Marwan hear about involving Lord Solomon in the story The City of Brass?
(a) That he was trapping Jinns in bottles.
(b) That he was letting Jinns die in bottles.
(c) That he was worshiping Jinns.
(d) That he was casting curses against Marwan with Jinns.

5. Where does the king live topographically in the Story Julnar, The Sea-Born And Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia?
(a) In a castle by the sea.
(b) On a clifftop by the sea.
(c) On an island in the sea.
(d) In a fortress by the sea.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story The City of Brass, how many people are in Emir Musa's traveling party to where the cucurbites are found?

2. Why does Princess Dunya ask the Sultan to wait for four months and ten days before she will accept him?

3. How does Abu treat the strangers he entertains after the first visit in The Sleeper And The Waker?

4. Who is the last person the lady with the five suitors locks up in the story of The Lady And Her Five Suitors?

5. In Sindbad The Seaman And Sindbad The Landsman, how many voyages does Sindbad The Seaman have?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the tale of Ma'aruf The Cobbler And His Wife Fatimah, Shahrazad demonstrates the difference between a good wife and a wicked one. How could this relate to Shahrazad's goals in the long run between herself and the king?

2. In The Angel of Death With The Proud King And The Devout Man is described a wealthy man and a poor one. What are the fundamental differences in the reasons for why each man personally lived his life?

3. What does Shahrazad illustrate in telling this story to the king in The City of Brass?

4. Why might it be in Shahrazad's interests to decide to tell this story to the king in The City of Brass?

5. What goal in Alaedddin: Or, The Wonderful Lamp may Shahrazad been trying to achieve through this story to the king?

6. What moral does Shahrazad imply through her story in the story Julnar The Sea-Born And Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia?

7. What does Shahrazad reinforce to her king through The Sleeper And The Waker?

8. How is justice served through the story of Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves?

9. Consider the phrases, "All lies become revealed in time," and "time heals all wounds". How is this played out/proven in Abu Kir The Dyer And Abu Sir The Barber?

10. In The Ebony Horse, the brother Kamar rescues his younger sister from marriage to an ugly old Persian bearing a gift. In the process of helping his sister, Kamar also finds love, so his kindness is rewarded. What is to be learned from this part of the story?

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