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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the narrator described "the masses" during the trials at the arena?
(a) They "were on the edges of their seats."
(b) They "were entertained and pleased."
(c) They "were fearful and agitated."
(d) They "were aghast and horrified."
2. Where in relation to the twin doors does the king sit in the arena?
(a) Above the doors.
(b) Behind the doors.
(c) Below the doors.
(d) Across from the doors.
3. How does the narrator describe the location of the tiger in the arena?
(a) "The tiger was always located behind the left door, but the criminal wouldn't know that."
(b) "The tiger was always located behind the door that was chosen."
(c) "The tiger was always waiting behind the red door."
(d) "On some occasions the tiger came out of one door, and on some out of the other."
4. How does the narrator describe the fate of the accused person if he found himself innocent in the arena?
(a) "He was rewarded on the spot, whether he liked it or not."
(b) "He was exiled and told never to return."
(c) "He was crowned on the spot and sent to live in the north."
(d) "He was given a dukedom and several villagers to work for him."
5. What word from Part 4 of the story refers to having a sense of the beautiful?
6. What word from the narrative means intense devotion or enthusiasm?
7. How is the arena described as a method of justice in Part 3?
(a) "Semi-barbaric method."
(b) "Logical and fair method."
(c) "Civilized method."
(d) "Irrational method."
8. What does the word "suitable" mean in the narrative?
(a) Ordinary or plain.
(b) Appropriate or fitting.
9. What word from the story refers to doubt or unpredictability?
10. Where does the princess sit in relation to her father in the arena in Part 4 of the story?
(a) Across from her father.
(b) To the left of her father.
(c) To the right of her father.
(d) Above her father.
11. What does the word "fervent" mean in the narrative?
(c) Dismal or barren.
(d) Burning or ardent.
12. What are the two outcomes for the criminal depending on his choice of door in the arena?
(a) To be exiled or hung.
(b) To be devoured or married.
(c) To be knighted or killed.
(d) To be crowned or married.
13. What determines a criminal's innocence or guilt in the arena?
(a) The jury.
(b) His deductive abilities.
(c) The judge.
14. Where in relation to the door that reveals the accused does the king sit in the arena?
(a) Below the door.
(b) Above the door.
(c) Behind the door.
(d) Across from the door.
15. What word from the story means to seek ambitiously?
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the courtier's appearance described when he appears in the arena in Part 4?
2. How soon after making his decision is the criminal in the arena rewarded or punished?
3. What word from the story means to go before something else?
4. What word from the story refers to a requital according to merits or deserts?
5. What do the dancing maidens enter the arena with if the criminal is proven innocent?
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