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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 did author Frank R. Stockton support himself before his work as an author?
(a) He was a book binder.
(b) He was a butcher.
(c) He was a banker.
(d) He was a wood engraver.

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

3. What story did Stockton write that acts as a sequel of sorts to "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) "The Bee-Man of Orn."
(b) "The Discourager of Hesitancy."
(c) "The Captain's Toll-Gate."
(d) "The Hundredth Man."

4. Where was "The Lady, or the Tiger?" first published?
(a) The New Yorker magazine.
(b) Time magazine.
(c) The Century magazine.
(d) Reader's Digest.

5. What literary word refers to a typical example of a certain person or thing, such as the characters in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
(a) Proscenium.
(b) Archetype.
(c) Parable.
(d) Antagonist.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the galleries of the amphitheater described in the story?

2. Where are the hired mourners located in the amphitheater when an accused person faces trial?

3. The king's vast amphitheater is described in Part 2 as "an agent of" what?

4. In what tense is the story related?

5. What word from the narrative refers to a tissue inserted into another tissue?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what genres and literary styles is Frank R. Stockton most associated?

2. For what purposes does the narrator say the king's arena was NOT built in Part 2?

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

4. What is the basis of justice in the king's arena?

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

6. What does the king represent symbolically or metaphorically in "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

7. When are the accused brought to the king's arena for judgment, according to the narrator in Part 2?

8. How is the structure of the king's arena described in Part 2 of the story?

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

10. What is described in the hypothetical scenario where the accused man opens the first door in Part 2?

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