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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How would you describe the king's method of governing?
(a) Arbitrary.
(b) Autocratic.
(c) Egalitarian.
(d) Democratic.

2. Where was Frank R. Stockton from?
(a) Philadelphia, PA.
(b) London, England.
(c) Dublin, Ireland.
(d) New York, NY.

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

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

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

6. In what tense is the story related?
(a) Future tense.
(b) Past tense.
(c) Passive future tense.
(d) Present tense.

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

8. How are the iron bells described that ring if the criminal is killed in the arena?
(a) Merry.
(b) Doleful.
(c) Valiant.
(d) Incorrigible.

9. How are the galleries of the amphitheater described in the story?
(a) "Above the stage."
(b) "Encircling."
(c) "Below the stage."
(d) "Linear."

10. What word from the narrative means fair and just?
(a) Metaphorical.
(b) Allegorical.
(c) Partial.
(d) Impartial.

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

12. 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.

13. 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 bowed heads and downcast hearts."
(c) "With merry laughter and dancing."
(d) "With rapturous cries of justice."

14. How is the king described in the beginning of the story?
(a) "Intellectual and scientific."
(b) "Cultured and charismatic."
(c) "Semi-barbaric."
(d) "Logical but obtuse."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Frank R. Stockton live?

2. What artistic movement influenced Frank R. Stockton and other authors during his time period?

3. From what perspective is the narrative related in the beginning of the story?

4. Where are the hired mourners located in the amphitheater when an accused person faces trial?

5. What word from the short story means uncivilized or primitive?

(see the answer keys)

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