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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. What is the king said to be greatly given to in the beginning of the story?
(a) Consulting his cabinet.
(b) Adorning his wife with jewels.
(c) Holding seminars.
(d) Self-communing.

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

3. What word from the narrative refers to a tissue inserted into another tissue?
(a) Ingrafted.
(b) Incurred.
(c) Devolved.
(d) Progressed.

4. What pleases the king the most, according to the narrative in the beginning of the story?
(a) "To remind his citizens of his warmth and generosity."
(b) "To uphold justice by the methods delivered him by the great gods."
(c) "To incur upon his community a sense of love, peace, and justice."
(d) "To make the crooked straight and crush down uneven places."

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) Antagonist.
(b) Archetype.
(c) Parable.
(d) Proscenium.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major theme of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" is established in the beginning of the story?

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

3. How is the king described in the beginning of the story?

4. How are the iron bells described that ring if the criminal is killed in the arena?

5. In what tense is the story related?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What historical allusions does the author make in Part 1 of the story?

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

9. How can the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites be seen in Stockton's work?

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

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