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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. Where in the amphitheater does the king sit for the trials of criminals?
(a) In the galleries.
(b) In a glass cage overlooking the arena.
(c) In the arena itself.
(d) On a throne on one side of the arena.

2. 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.

3. How is the king's demeanor described when "some of his orbs got out of their orbits" in the beginning of the story?
(a) "Flustered and anxious."
(b) "Controlling and dominant."
(c) "Obtuse and angry."
(d) "Blander and more genial."

4. What word from the narrative means causing or involving great fear or suffering?
(a) Dire.
(b) Trepid.
(c) Vapid.
(d) Angelic.

5. What children's magazine was Frank R. Stockton editor of?
(a) Hearth and Home.
(b) Time magazine.
(c) St. Nicholas.
(d) The Riverside Magazine.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What style does "The Lady, or the Tiger?" mimic?

3. What word from the narrative refers to the capacity of persons or things to be a compelling force on the behavior or opinions of others?

4. Where does the public gather in the amphitheater for the trials of criminals?

5. Where was Frank R. Stockton from?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How was Frank R. Stockton regarded as an author when "The Lady, or the Tiger?" was published?

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

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

7. How is the king's method of governance described in Part 1 of the story?

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

9. How would you describe the language style of "The Lady, or the Tiger?"

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

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