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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What common fairy tale motif is found in "The Singing, Soaring Lark"?
(a) A cursed princess.
(b) Supernatural elements.
(c) An evil stepmother.
(d) A handsome king.

2. In "The Fisherman and his Wife," what negative trait caused their downfall?
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Pride.
(c) Gluttony.
(d) Greed.

3. What is something similar in "The Three Little Birds" and "The Water of Life"?
(a) Evil sisters.
(b) An evil stepmother.
(c) A dwarf.
(d) Healing water.

4. What is the negative trait expressed by the hen in "The Death of the Little Hen"?
(a) Disloyalty.
(b) Selfishness.
(c) Gluttony.
(d) Arrogance.

5. What job does the bird have that he ends up wanting to switch in "The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage"?
(a) Bringing home firewood.
(b) Cooking and setting the table.
(c) Carry water.
(d) Light the fire.

6. What magic is seen in "Sweet Porridge"?
(a) A pot that makes and stops porridge at a command.
(b) A pot of porridge that continually refills itself without overflowing.
(c) A pot that talks.
(d) A never-ending fire that cooks never-ending porridge.

7. What sticks to the maiden when she is leaving Mother Holle's home in the story Mother Holle?
(a) Dirt.
(b) Gold.
(c) Silver.
(d) Pitch.

8. Which reoccurring character do we see in "The Devil's Sooty Brother"?
(a) Hansel.
(b) Simpleton.
(c) Hans.
(d) Thumbling.

9. Where is the nixie when the children escape in "The Water-Nixie"?
(a) Market.
(b) Church.
(c) Home.
(d) Garden.

10. Which character do the young men in "The Devil's Sooty Brother" and "Bearskin" meet with?
(a) The Lord.
(b) Thumbling.
(c) Death.
(d) The Devil.

11. What negative quality is expressed in "The Wolf and the Man"?
(a) Conceit.
(b) Greed.
(c) Gluttony.
(d) Bragging.

12. What does the maiden change herself into in "Sweetheart Roland"?
(a) A hedge.
(b) A fiddler.
(c) A princess.
(d) A rose.

13. Who wants to cook Fundevogel?
(a) The stepmother.
(b) The witch.
(c) The cook.
(d) The servant.

14. What is a common fairy tale motif found in "The Goose-Girl"?
(a) God's power.
(b) A talking animal.
(c) An enchanted princess.
(d) An evil stepmother.

15. Why does one of the men in How Six Men Got on in the World wear a cap over one ear?
(a) Because otherwise a frost will set in.
(b) Because he wants to blow air onto the windmills.
(c) Because he wants to shoot out the left eye of a fly.
(d) Because he wants to run slower.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tricks the sorcerer into believing his bride is in the attic?

2. What happens to the goat in "The Magic Table, the Golden Donkey, and the Club in the Sack"?

3. Why do the kids let the wolf inside in "The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids"?

4. In "Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was," how does the boy finally learn about fear?

5. What distracts Little Red Cap when she is going to her grandmother's house?

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