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

2. What does the courtier do upon entering the arena in Part 4 of the story?

3. The narrator says in Part 3 that "the thinking part of the community could bring no charge of" what?

4. What word from the narrative refers to singers in a choir?

5. Where in relation to the door that reveals the accused does the king sit in the arena?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator mean by saying that the decisions of the king's tribunal "were positively determinate"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How is the unpredictability of the arena described in Part 3 of the narrative?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the tone and mood of "The Lady, or the Tiger?" How does the author develop the tone and mood of the story in Part 1? What are examples of literary devices that develop the tone and mood? Do the tone and mood change in the course of the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the princess's actions, objectives, obstacles, and conflicts in the arena. How does the princess perceive her lover when he enters the arena? What does she do in order to signal to him? What signal does she give? What inner conflicts does the narrator describe of the princess?

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