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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. For how long does Abu Kir sit around and loaf in Alexandria?
(a) Eight days.
(b) Three days.
(c) Twenty days.
(d) Thirty days.

2. In the story Judar And His Brethren, after Omar dies, what do his two wicked sons do?
(a) Run away in fear.
(b) Fight until they decide to build two more houses.
(c) They rob their mother and drive her out.
(d) Build their mother a house.

3. In the story The Angel of Death With The Proud King And The Devout Man, what does the king who was stopped by the man in rags do so that people could admire him?
(a) Went out on his elephant in fancy clothing.
(b) Went out on his horse in fancy clothing.
(c) Kept an entourage of 30 people at all times.
(d) Had trumpeters announce his arrival for every house he entered.

4. From where does the wizard come in Alaeddin: Or, The Wonderful Lamp?
(a) Gomorra.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Morocco.
(d) Cairo.

5. In the story of How Abu Hasan Broke Wind, what is the great celebration Abu Hasan is throwing?
(a) His son's birthday.
(b) Ramadan.
(c) A wedding.
(d) His son's birth.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Shahrazad plead for the king's mercy?

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

3. Where did Caliph Abd al-Malik bin Marwan live in the story The City of Brass?

4. When will the key be returned to Abu Kir in Abu Kir The Dyer And Abu Sir The Barber?

5. To whom does Khalifah sell his first fish?

Short Essay Questions

1. Consider the saying "One cannot fully escape the past." How is this saying proven in Ma'aruf The Cobbler And His Wife Fatimah?

2. In what way could this be a sort of cautionary tale from Shahrazad to the king in The Lady And Her Five Suitors?

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

4. How does the constant questioning of Sindbad the Seaman's identity throughout Sindbad The Seaman And Sindbad The Lands change the view of the nature of his character to listeners?

5. How is Abu Kir's life like his business in Abu Kir The Dyer And Abu Sir The Barber?

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

7. What is ironic about the fact of Abu Hasan breaking wind in How Abu Hasan Bake Wind?

8. In the Conclusion, King Shahryar's legacy began bloody and ended in peace and prosperity thanks to the gifted storyteller, Shahrazad. Through her stories and her love she changes the heart of the king and her stories live on through the generations. What kind of a reminder can this conclusion offer to humanity on the whole?

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

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

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