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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. How does the narrator describe the fairness of the arena in Part 3?
(a) "It was as fair as the guillotine."
(b) "Its fairness, or lack thereof, was cautionary."
(c) "Its perfect fairness is obvious."
(d) "Its fairness was much disputed."
2. 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) "Betray the kingdom for another."
(b) "Love the daughter of the king."
(c) "Murder the royal court."
(d) "Commit so terrorist of an act."
3. What word from the narrative means intense devotion or enthusiasm?
4. What word from the narrative refers to an established law or custom?
5. How soon after making his decision is the criminal in the arena rewarded or punished?
(a) After two days.
(b) After a week.
(c) After one day.
Short Answer Questions
1. What prevents the sounds of "noise or suggestion" behind the doors in the arena?
2. How do the masses respond to the appearance of the courtier in the arena in Part 4 of the story?
3. How does the narrator described "the masses" during the trials at the arena?
4. Who leads the criminal to his new home after the ceremony if he is proven innocent in the arena?
5. What do the dancing maidens enter the arena with if the criminal is proven innocent?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the princess's lover described when his character is introduced in Part 4?
2. What secrets had the princess uncovered prior to the courtier's trial at the arena?
3. How is the ceremony described if the hypothetical accused man should open the door proving his innocence?
4. How is the unpredictability of the arena described in Part 3 of the narrative?
5. How would you compare the king's tribunal with our contemporary justice system?
6. How does the narrator describe the king's method of administering justice in Part 3?
7. How does the princess feel about the maiden that waits behind the arena door in the story?
8. How is the princess described when her character is introduced in Part 4 of the story?
9. What are the positive aspects of the king's decision to put the courtier to trial?
10. What is described as standing behind the second door in the narrator's hypothetical trial in Part 3?
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