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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 described as waiting behind a second door in Part 3 of the story?
(a) A lady.
(b) A throne.
(c) A dagger.
(d) A sword.

2. How is the arena described as a method of justice in Part 3?
(a) "Civilized method."
(b) "Semi-barbaric method."
(c) "Logical and fair method."
(d) "Irrational method."

3. How are the bells described if the criminal is found innocent in the arena?
(a) "Heavy metal bells."
(b) "Mournful bells."
(c) "Gay brass bells."
(d) "Grey, sullen bells."

4. How does the narrator describe the location of the tiger in the arena?
(a) "The tiger was always waiting behind the red door."
(b) "On some occasions the tiger came out of one door, and on some out of the other."
(c) "The tiger was always located behind the left door, but the criminal wouldn't know that."
(d) "The tiger was always located behind the door that was chosen."

5. What word from the story refers to the predetermined course of events?
(a) Fortitude.
(b) Destiny.
(c) Culpability.
(d) Derision.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says what of "the judgments of the king's arena" in Part 3?

2. How does the princess signal to the courtier in the arena?

3. Where in relation to the twin doors does the king sit in the arena?

4. What word from the narrative refers to an established law or custom?

5. Who leads the criminal to his new home after the ceremony if he is proven innocent in the arena?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the crime that the courtier is charged with?

2. How does the narrator "set the scene" on the day of the courtier's trial?

3. How does irony apply to the trial of the courtier in the king's arena?

4. What are the positive aspects of the king's decision to put the courtier to trial?

5. What does the lady behind the door symbolize in the story?

6. What happens when the king discovers his daughter's love affair?

7. What is described as standing behind the second door in the narrator's hypothetical trial in Part 3?

8. How is the princess's lover described when his character is introduced in Part 4?

9. What does the priest in the story represent symbolically?

10. How would you compare the king's tribunal with our contemporary justice system?

(see the answer keys)

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