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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the passages of the amphitheater described in Part 2?
(a) "Visible."
(b) "Glass-walled."
(c) "Steel-walled."
(d) "Unseen."

2. With what genre is "The Lady, or the Tiger?" associated?
(a) Horror.
(b) Nonfiction.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Allegory.

3. What word from the narrative refers to a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most?
(a) Apostate.
(b) Privilege.
(c) Demonstration.
(d) Propriety.

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

5. Of the criminal facing trial in the arena, the narrator says that he is subject to no guidance "but that of the aforementioned" what?
(a) "Riddle depicted by the jester."
(b) "Letter from the king."
(c) "Clues indicated from the masses."
(d) "Impartial and incorruptible chance."

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from the narrative means certain to happen or a situation that is unavoidable?

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

3. How are the doors that the criminal must choose from described in the narrative?

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

5. What word from the narrative refers to an epic poem or an instrumental composition?

Short Essay Questions

1. Upon what historial structure(s) is the king's arena based?

2. How does the king respond when things go his way or do not, according to the narrator in Part 1?

3. What is the duty of the accused once he is summoned into the arena?

4. What theme is introduced in Part 2 of the narrative?

5. Where are the attendees of the tribunals at the king's arena located within the amphitheater?

6. In what ways is "The Lady, or the Tiger?" like a fairy tale?

7. How does the narrator describe the king's allegiances in Part 2 of the story?

8. How is the narrative in the beginning of the story related?

9. What takes place in preparation for a trial at the knig's arena?

10. How is "barbarism" defined in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

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