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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 does the word "fervent" mean in the narrative?
(a) Dismal or barren.
(b) Burning or ardent.
2. What did the princess use in order to obtain certain secrets, according to the narrator in Part 4?
(a) "Gold, and the power of a woman's will."
(b) "Her father's authority and suggestion."
(c) "Magic from a wizard."
(d) "Threats of exile and execution."
3. What does the word "suitable" mean in the narrative?
(b) Appropriate or fitting.
(c) Ordinary or plain.
4. How is the courtier's appearance described when he appears in the arena in Part 4?
(a) "Impertinent and sallow."
(b) "Short, muscular, solid."
(c) "Tall, beautiful, fair."
(d) "Basic and cruel."
5. What word from the narrative means ordinary or undistinguished?
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the dancing maidens enter the arena with if the criminal is proven innocent?
2. What does the courtier know immediately when he meets eyes with the princess in the arena?
3. How does the narrator describe the fate of the accused person if he found himself innocent in the arena?
4. Of the citizenry, the narrator says in Part 3, "they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or" what?
5. How does the narrator describe the fairness of the arena in Part 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What preparations are made for the courtier's trial in Part 4?
2. What secrets had the princess uncovered prior to the courtier's trial at the arena?
3. What is described as standing behind the second door in the narrator's hypothetical trial in Part 3?
4. How is the ceremony described if the hypothetical accused man should open the door proving his innocence?
5. What does the narrator mean by saying that the decisions of the king's tribunal "were positively determinate"?
6. How is the princess's lover described when his character is introduced in Part 4?
7. How is the princess described when her character is introduced in Part 4 of the story?
8. What theme is predominant in Part 4 of the story?
9. How does the narrator describe the king's method of administering justice in Part 3?
10. How would you compare the king's tribunal with our contemporary justice system?
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