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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 word from the narrative refers to singers in a choir?
2. What word in the text refers to the act of performing of a ceremony?
3. Of the princess, the narrator says in Part 4 that "she had done what no other person had done." What did the princess do?
(a) "She had sworn herself to exile from the kingdom forevermore."
(b) "She had chosen to appeal the king's orders."
(c) "She had taken a vow of honor before the king."
(d) "She had possessed herself of the secret of the doors."
4. What word from the narrative refers to an established law or custom?
5. What part of the plot structure of the story is found in Part 3?
(c) Falling action.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens if the criminal on trial opens the door that leads to "a reward of his innocence"?
2. Where in relation to the door that reveals the accused does the king sit in the arena?
3. How is the courtier's appearance described when he appears in the arena in Part 4?
4. Of the citizenry, the narrator says in Part 3, "they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or" what?
5. What is described as waiting behind a second door in Part 3 of the story?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the king's subjects feel about the system enacted at the king's arena?
2. How is the ceremony described if the hypothetical accused man should open the door proving his innocence?
3. How is the princess's lover described when his character is introduced in Part 4?
4. What are the positive aspects of the king's decision to put the courtier to trial?
5. What does the narrator say in regards to if the accused man in the arena does not want his reward?
6. How does the narrator describe the king's method of administering justice in Part 3?
7. What does the priest in the story represent symbolically?
8. What theme is predominant in Part 4 of the story?
9. What is described as standing behind the second door in the narrator's hypothetical trial in Part 3?
10. How would you compare the king's tribunal with our contemporary justice system?
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