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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What pleases the king the most, according to the narrative in the beginning of the story?
(a) "To make the crooked straight and crush down uneven places."
(b) "To remind his citizens of his warmth and generosity."
(c) "To incur upon his community a sense of love, peace, and justice."
(d) "To uphold justice by the methods delivered him by the great gods."

3. What literary term refers to the background information provided by the author in the beginning of the story?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Climax.
(c) Denouement.
(d) Rising action.

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

5. What word from the beginning of the novel means uninhibitedly enthusiastic?
(a) Metaphorical.
(b) Exuberant.
(c) Detrimental.
(d) Dynamic.

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

7. How are the vaults of the amphitheater described?
(a) "Placating."
(b) "Cavernous."
(c) "Steel-walled."
(d) "Mysterious."

8. What does the word "wend" mean in the narrative?
(a) To sing.
(b) To write.
(c) To go or leave.
(d) To compose.

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

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

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

12. What major theme of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is established in the beginning of the story?
(a) Adultery.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Passion.
(d) Murder.

13. What theme is introduced in Part 2 of the story?
(a) Fate.
(b) Romantic love.
(c) Family.
(d) Revenge.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the king's demeanor described when "every member of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in its appointed course"?

2. How did author Frank R. Stockton support himself before his work as an author?

3. Where was "The Lady, or the Tiger?" first published?

4. What literary movement is Frank R. Stockton associated with?

5. How are the king's "subjects refined and cultured," according to the narrator?

(see the answer keys)

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