The Lady, or the Tiger? Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from Part 4 of the story refers to having a sense of the beautiful?

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

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

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

5. What part of the plot structure of the story is found in Part 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the narrative style of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" From what perspective is the story related? Is the narrative related in the present or past tense? Is the narrator's perspective omniscient or limited? What impact do each of these choices have on the work?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the change that occurs in the narrative style in the final section of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" From what perspective is Part 5 related? Why does the author change narrative perspective here? What impact does this shift have on the plot structure of the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of fate/chance in "The Lady, or the Tiger?" How are fate and chance defined by the narrator? How are these concepts connected to fairness in the story? Do you think that the king's arena is a fair and just tribunal? Why or why not?

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