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 theme is explored in Part 3 of the story?

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

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

4. What did the princess use in order to obtain certain secrets, according to the narrator in Part 4?

5. Who surveys the kingdom for "maiden youth and beauty" in Part 4 of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the king's subjects feel about the system enacted at the king's arena?

2. What preparations are made for the courtier's trial in Part 4?

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

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

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

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

7. How does the narrator "set the scene" on the day of the courtier's trial?

8. How does irony apply to the trial of the courtier in the king's arena?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the duties or "privileges" of the accused when they are summoned to enter the king's arena? What are the rewards or retributions that they face upon entering the arena? How is the fate of the accused determined?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the role of the lady in "The Lady, or the Tiger?" Where in the arena does the lady await her fate? How is the lady chosen? What does the lady represent symbolically in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the setting of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" When does the story take place? How is the kingdom described? Where do you think the kingdom is located? Why?

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