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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. In the story The Angel of Death With The Proud King And The Devout Man, a king full of ______ is stopped by a man in rags.
(a) Food.
(b) Pride.
(c) Envy.
(d) Embarrassment.

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

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

4. Who is Baba Mustafa in Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves?
(a) A tailor.
(b) A merchant.
(c) A carpenter.
(d) A shepherd.

5. 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 casting curses against Marwan with Jinns.
(c) That he was worshiping Jinns.
(d) That he was letting Jinns die in bottles.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story of How Abu Hasan Broke Wind, Abu Hasan holds a great celebration in the City of ______ of Al-Yaman.

2. Towards the end, the lamp Jinni reveals that the necromancer is posing as what character in Alaeddin: Or, The Wonderful Lamp?

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

4. Where does Abu waste half of his father's money in The Sleeper And The Waker?

5. After the two brothers' rule and they have died, there is a period of _______ until a wise ruler discovers the book in the treasury.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the moral lesson about in The Angel of Death With The Proud King And The Devout Man?

3. How does Abu-al Hasan make his way into the upper echelons of the Caliph's palace in The Sleeper And The Waker?

4. In Judar And His Brethren, how does Judar portray his greed?

5. In Khalifah The Fisherman of Baghdad, the reader witnesses the Caliph dispense mercy and cruelty with the whim of someone raised in a position of such absolute power that it distances him from the suffering of the common people, much like the fisherman Khalifah. How could this part of the story relate to Shahrazad's goal of changing the king's ways?

6. What in How Abu Hasan Bake Wind does Shahrazad imply about shame?

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

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

9. What character trait(s) of the men in the story Julnar The Sea-Born And Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia allow(s) them to be ensnared by Queen Lab?

10. Explore the ironic moments of this story in The Lady And Her Five Suitors.

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