The Lady, or the Tiger? Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From where does the priest emerge if the criminal is found innocent in the arena?
(a) From the galleries.
(b) From above the criminal.
(c) From a door behind the king.
(d) From a door before the king.

2. What does the word "incorruptible" from the story mean?
(a) Metaphorical.
(b) Allegorical.
(c) Everlasting.
(d) Stringent.

3. How does the narrator describe the fairness of the arena in Part 3?
(a) "Its perfect fairness is obvious."
(b) "Its fairness was much disputed."
(c) "It was as fair as the guillotine."
(d) "Its fairness, or lack thereof, was cautionary."

4. What parts of the narrative plot structure occur in Part 5 of "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) The exposition and rising action.
(b) The exposition and climax.
(c) The rising action and climax.
(d) The falling action and denouement.

5. How is the princess's lover described in Part 4 of the story?
(a) "He was meritless save for his capacity of mind."
(b) "He was short and muscular, and intelligent to a degree unsurpassed in all this kingdom."
(c) "He was handsome and brave to a degree unsurpassed in all this kingdom."
(d) "He was domineering and regal and above the king's station."

Short Answer Questions

1. In an analysis of Stockton's cosmic metaphors in "The Lady, or the Tiger?" from The Dictionary of Literary Biography, what does the courtier represent?

2. What does the word "hitch" mean in the narrative?

3. How are the distant neighbors described that helped to polish the king's ideas?

4. What does the narrator describe the princess doing when she envisioned her lover at the door revealing the lady in Part 5?

5. What word from Part 5 of the story means feeling or showing pain and suffering?

(see the answer key)

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