The Arabian Nights Stories: Summary & Overview


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In which culture is the story of Shahryar and Scheherazade set?

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1. Which culture did NOT contribute stories for The Arabian Nights

2. What ultimately happens to Scheherazade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The stories told in The Arabian Nights consist of legends and new tales that are woven together into a unique type of narrative. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the stories and their impact on the world. The quiz will ask you questions about the culture in which the tale of Shahryar and Scheherazade is set and what eventually happens to Scheherazade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test students on the following:

  • Cultures that contributed stories
  • Negative aspect of The Arabian Nights
  • The roles of Sinbad and Aladdin

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stories of The Arabian Nights
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the culture where the story of Shahryar and Scheherazade takes places
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens to Scheherazade in the end
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the contributing cultures to The Arabian Nights

Additional Learning

Study more about these stories by looking at the lesson titled, The Arabian Nights Stories: Summary & Overview. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Review the details of the story of Shahryar and Scheherazade
  • Identify another name for the collection of stories
  • Define frame story
  • Understand the impact of The Arabian Nights on the Islamic world