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  1. TheLadyorthe Tiger? Questions and Answers

  2. Q: Why did the king throw the princess’ lover into prison?

  3. A: The king threw the princess’ lover into prison because he did not know that the princess was in love with the peasant and brought him to a trial.

  4. Q: What does ‘barbaric’ mean?

  5. A: Barbaric means resembling barbarians; rough and rude.

  6. Q: Where did the king sit in the arena?

  7. A: The king sat high up on his throne of royal state on one side of the arena.

  8. Q: Did the princess like the lady who had been chosen for her lover’s trial?

  9. A: No, the princess hated the lady who had been chosen for the trial because she was jealous of her being beautiful and lovely.

  10. Q: How did the princess’ dreams start?

  11. A: The princess’ dreams started in a wild horror.

  12. Q: What does ‘impartial’ mean?

  13. A: Impartial means showing no more favor to one side than to the other; fair; just.

  14. Q: What other short story has the same connection with the climax as ‘The Lady or the Tiger’?

  15. A: The other story that connects with ‘The Lady or the Tiger’s’ climax is ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ because the climax is at the end of the two stories.

  16. Q: What door did the princess’ lover choose?

  17. A: The story left it for the reader to decide which they thought it would be.

  18. Q: What did the king get the lover to choose from?

  19. A: The king got the lover to choose from two doors.

  20. Q: What was behind the doors in the king’s arena?

  21. A: A tiger and a lady.

  22. Q: What does ‘anxiety’ mean?

  23. A: Anxiety means uneasy thoughts or fears about what may happen; a troubled; worried or uneasy feeling.

  24. Q: What is the king described as at the beginning of the story?

  25. A: He is described as “semi-barbaric”.

  26. Q: What did the phrase ‘the apple of his eye’ mean?

  27. A: It meant that she was the love of his life.

  28. Q: What happens if the lady comes out of the door?

  29. A: The princess’ lover would have to marry the lady instantly.

  30. Q: What is the climax of the lady or the tiger?

  31. A: When the lover raises his hand to choose a door.