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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 do the masses respond to the appearance of the courtier in the arena in Part 4 of the story?
(a) "His appearance was greeted with a low hum of admiration and anxiety."
(b) "His appearance was greeted with murmurs of disapproval."
(c) "His appearance was greeted with fear and trepidation."
(d) "His appearance was greeted with cheers and screams."

2. 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 given a dukedom.
(d) He is immediately killed.

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

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

5. What word from the story refers to a court of justice?
(a) Aria.
(b) Tribunal.
(c) Recitative.
(d) Proscenium.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of the king's viewpoint in Part 4, the narrator says, "No matter how the affair turned out, the youth would be" what?

3. What does the word "moiety" from the narrative mean?

4. How does the narrator describe the fate of the accused person if he found himself innocent in the arena?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the princess described when her character is introduced in Part 4 of the story?

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

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

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

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

9. What secrets had the princess uncovered prior to the courtier's trial at the arena?

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

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