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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What word from the story refers to a requital according to merits or deserts?
2. What door does the courtier go to open in the end of Part 4?
(a) The upper door.
(b) The right door.
(c) The left door.
(d) The middle door.
3. What does the narrator say regarding the situation if a criminal was proven innocent in the arena and happened to have a wife and family?
(a) "They'd be given gold."
(b) "It mattered not."
(c) "The family would be relocated."
(d) "It was taken into consideration."
4. How does the narrator describe the king's feelings about his daughter in Part 4?
(a) "She was the bane of his existence."
(b) "She was his greatest worry."
(c) "She was an annoyance to him."
(d) "She was the apple of his eye."
5. How does the narrator describe the fate of the accused person if he found himself innocent in the arena?
(a) "He was given a dukedom and several villagers to work for him."
(b) "He was exiled and told never to return."
(c) "He was rewarded on the spot, whether he liked it or not."
(d) "He was crowned on the spot and sent to live in the north."
6. What part of the plot structure of the story is found in Part 3?
(a) Falling action.
7. Which door does the princess signal the courtier to in the arena?
(a) The left door.
(b) The upper door.
(c) The middle door.
(d) The right door.
8. What do the dancing maidens enter the arena with if the criminal is proven innocent?
(a) Babies and sheep.
(b) Golden horns.
9. What word from the narrative refers to an established law or custom?
10. Who surveys the kingdom for "maiden youth and beauty" in Part 4 of the story?
(a) "The king himself."
(b) "The princess."
(c) "Competent judges."
(d) "The prince."
11. What word from the narrative means intense devotion or enthusiasm?
12. What word from the story refers to the assembling or people?
13. How does the narrator describe the fairness of the arena in Part 3?
(a) "Its perfect fairness is obvious."
(b) "Its fairness, or lack thereof, was cautionary."
(c) "It was as fair as the guillotine."
(d) "Its fairness was much disputed."
14. How does the narrator describe the location of the tiger in the arena?
(a) "The tiger was always waiting behind the red door."
(b) "The tiger was always located behind the left door, but the criminal wouldn't know that."
(c) "The tiger was always located behind the door that was chosen."
(d) "On some occasions the tiger came out of one door, and on some out of the other."
15. 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 handsome and brave to a degree unsurpassed in all this kingdom."
(c) "He was short and muscular, and intelligent to a degree unsurpassed in all this kingdom."
(d) "He was domineering and regal and above the king's station."
Short Answer Questions
1. What is described as waiting behind a second door in Part 3 of the story?
2. What word from Part 4 of the story refers to a formal and authoritative order?
3. How are the bells described if the criminal is found innocent in the arena?
4. What word from the narrative refers to singers in a choir?
5. Where in relation to the door that reveals the accused does the king sit in the arena?
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