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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 happens if the criminal on trial opens the door that leads to "a reward of his innocence"?
(a) He is crowned king.
(b) He is immediately wed.
(c) He is immediately killed.
(d) He is given a dukedom.

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

3. What theme is explored in Part 3 of the story?
(a) Revenge.
(b) Motherhood.
(c) Sisterhood.
(d) Justice.

4. The narrator states in Part 4 of the narrative, "Never before had such a case occurred; never before had a subject dared to" do what?
(a) "Love the daughter of the king."
(b) "Betray the kingdom for another."
(c) "Murder the royal court."
(d) "Commit so terrorist of an act."

5. The narrator says what of "the judgments of the king's arena" in Part 3?
(a) "There was no escape."
(b) "There was glory in."
(c) "There was logic to."
(d) "There was always the ability to appeal."

Short Answer Questions

1. From where does the priest emerge if the criminal is found innocent in the arena?

2. What does the word "fervent" mean in the narrative?

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?

4. How does the narrator describe the feelings of the king's subjects in regard to the trials at the arena?

5. What word from the story refers to doubt or unpredictability?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you compare the tribunals in the king's arena to those in Ancient Rome?

2. How does the princess feel about the maiden that waits behind the arena door in the story?

3. What does the narrator mean by saying that the decisions of the king's tribunal "were positively determinate"?

4. Discuss the word "fairness" as it is applied in the story. What does this word mean in the narrative?

5. How is the unpredictability of the arena described in Part 3 of the narrative?

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

7. How does the narrator describe the king's method of administering justice in Part 3?

8. What signal does the princess give to the courtier in the arena?

9. What does the narrator say in regards to if the accused man in the arena does not want his reward?

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

(see the answer keys)

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