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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 "subordinate" mean in the narrative?
(a) Inferior or secondary.
(d) Ordinary or plain.
2. Where in relation to the twin doors does the king sit in the arena?
(a) Across from the doors.
(b) Below the doors.
(c) Above the doors.
(d) Behind the doors.
3. From where does the priest emerge if the criminal is found innocent in the arena?
(a) From a door behind the king.
(b) From the galleries.
(c) From a door before the king.
(d) From above the criminal.
4. What word in the story refers to a nuptial ode?
5. What do the dancing maidens enter the arena with if the criminal is proven innocent?
(a) Babies and sheep.
(c) Golden horns.
6. Where in relation to the door that reveals the accused does the king sit in the arena?
(a) Above the door.
(b) Behind the door.
(c) Across from the door.
(d) Below the door.
7. How soon after making his decision is the criminal in the arena rewarded or punished?
(a) After two days.
(c) After one day.
(d) After a week.
8. How does the narrator describe the king's feelings about his daughter in Part 4?
(a) "She was an annoyance to him."
(b) "She was his greatest worry."
(c) "She was the bane of his existence."
(d) "She was the apple of his eye."
9. How does the narrator described "the masses" during the trials at the arena?
(a) They "were entertained and pleased."
(b) They "were on the edges of their seats."
(c) They "were aghast and horrified."
(d) They "were fearful and agitated."
10. What word from the narrative refers to an established law or custom?
11. What word from the narrative refers to singers in a choir?
12. Of the king's viewpoint in Part 4, the narrator says, "No matter how the affair turned out, the youth would be" what?
(a) "A part of the court."
(b) "Adorned with riches."
(c) "Wed to his daughter."
(d) "Disposed of."
13. What word from the story means to seek ambitiously?
14. How is the courtier's appearance described when he appears in the arena in Part 4?
(a) "Impertinent and sallow."
(b) "Short, muscular, solid."
(c) "Tall, beautiful, fair."
(d) "Basic and cruel."
15. What word from the story refers to a court of justice?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator remark regarding the unpredictability of the trials at the arena?
2. Of the citizenry, the narrator says in Part 3, "they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or" what?
3. What word from the story means to go before something else?
4. Where does the princess sit in relation to her father in the arena in Part 4 of the story?
5. 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?
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