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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the narrator describe the king in Part 2?
(a) "A jester of a king."
(b) "Very much a liberal king."
(c) "Every barleycorn a king."
(d) "Every wizard a king."

2. What does the word "idealism" refer to in the narrative?
(a) The belief in government.
(b) The study of governance.
(c) The belief in God.
(d) The pursuit of high or noble principles.

3. What word from the narrative means menacingly wild or savage?
(a) Fierce.
(b) Morbid.
(c) Sullen.
(d) Morose.

4. What does the word "untrammelled" from the story mean?
(a) Unrestrained.
(b) Popular.
(c) Wary.
(d) Intelligent.

5. How is the word "florid" from the narrative defined?
(a) Decayed.
(b) Showy.
(c) Negative.
(d) Cultured.

6. Of the king, the narrator says in Part 2 that he "knew no tradition to which he owed more allegiance than" what?
(a) "The laws of God."
(b) "Involved his family."
(c) "Pleased his fancy."
(d) "That of the guillotine."

7. What word from the narrative means to bring out or to obtain by special means?
(a) Procure.
(b) Endure.
(c) Constrain.
(d) Compose.

8. How is the king's demeanor described when "some of his orbs got out of their orbits" in the beginning of the story?
(a) "Obtuse and angry."
(b) "Controlling and dominant."
(c) "Blander and more genial."
(d) "Flustered and anxious."

9. What word from the narrative refers to a tissue inserted into another tissue?
(a) Incurred.
(b) Progressed.
(c) Devolved.
(d) Ingrafted.

10. When was "The Lady, or the Tiger?" first published?
(a) 1901.
(b) 1882.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1876.

11. How is the arena defined in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) A platform where dog-races take place.
(b) A forested area set aside for public executions.
(c) A ring or pit for entertainment or sports.
(d) A staged area for opera performances.

12. Where are the hired mourners located in the amphitheater when an accused person faces trial?
(a) In the galleries.
(b) Behind the king.
(c) At the outer rim of the arena.
(d) Next to the king.

13. How would you describe the language in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) Stark.
(b) Factual.
(c) Contemporary.
(d) Flowery.

14. How would you describe the narrator's point of view?
(a) Arbitrary.
(b) Collectivist.
(c) Omniscient.
(d) Limited.

15. What is the king said to be greatly given to in the beginning of the story?
(a) Holding seminars.
(b) Adorning his wife with jewels.
(c) Consulting his cabinet.
(d) Self-communing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the passages of the amphitheater described in Part 2?

2. How are the iron bells described that ring if the criminal is killed in the arena?

3. How would you describe the setting of "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

4. When are criminals brought to the king's amphitheater, according to the narrator in Part 2?

5. What does the word "semified" from the narrative mean?

(see the answer keys)

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