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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What word from the short story means uncivilized or primitive?
(a) Apostate.
(b) Cultured.
(c) Exemplary.
(d) Barbaric.

3. What does the word "semified" from the narrative mean?
(a) Observed.
(b) Made partial.
(c) Incurred.
(d) Coagulated.

4. How is the king's demeanor described when "every member of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in its appointed course"?
(a) "Reactionary."
(b) "Angry and disposed."
(c) "Bland and genial."
(d) "Quiet and sullen."

5. How would you describe the setting of "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) A small country village.
(b) A contemporary town.
(c) A city filled with skyscrapers.
(d) An ancient kingdom.

6. From what perspective is the narrative related in the beginning of the story?
(a) First person.
(b) First person omniscient.
(c) Second person.
(d) Third person.

7. What children's magazine was Frank R. Stockton editor of?
(a) The Riverside Magazine.
(b) Hearth and Home.
(c) Time magazine.
(d) St. Nicholas.

8. How are the doors that the criminal must choose from described in the narrative?
(a) White and black.
(b) Round and square.
(c) Exactly alike.
(d) Blue and red.

9. Who gives the signal for the condemned to step into the arena?
(a) The jester.
(b) The princess.
(c) The judge.
(d) The king.

10. What does "barbarism" in the narrative most closely reflect?
(a) Masochism.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Ambition.
(d) Passion.

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

12. How does the narrator describe the audience in the case where a criminal is killed in the arena?
(a) "With poetic songs of freedom."
(b) "With merry laughter and dancing."
(c) "With rapturous cries of justice."
(d) "With bowed heads and downcast hearts."

13. When does the story take place?
(a) "Many many years into the future."
(b) "In the 1800s."
(c) "In the years of the Great War."
(d) "In the very olden time."

14. What is the duty of the person on trial one they enter the arena?
(a) To perform a musical display.
(b) To choose a door and open it.
(c) To prove one's innocence through logic.
(d) To beg for mercy from the court.

15. What aspect common to children's stories did Frank R. Stockton avoid in his writing?
(a) Archetypes.
(b) Satire.
(c) Moralizing.
(d) Irony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from the narrative refers to the capacity of persons or things to be a compelling force on the behavior or opinions of others?

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

3. What literary word refers to a typical example of a certain person or thing, such as the characters in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

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

5. Of the king, the narrator says in Part 2 that he "knew no tradition to which he owed more allegiance than" what?

(see the answer keys)

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