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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the dog in "The Dog and The Sparrow"?
(a) He is shot and injured.
(b) He is run over by a waggoner and killed.
(c) He is shot and killed.
(d) He is run over by a waggoner and is injured.

2. Which of the following common fairy tales motifs is not found in "The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat"?
(a) The use of three.
(b) An evil stepmother.
(c) A beautiful princess.
(d) Hans as a character.

3. What is the moral of "The Fox and the Geese"?
(a) Don't try to cheat Death.
(b) Be careful what you wish for.
(c) Think carefully before making a promise.
(d) Be careful you who turn away.

4. What item does the boy turn to silver in "The Spirit in the Bottle"?
(a) A cloth.
(b) The spirit's bottle.
(c) A cart.
(d) His ax.

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

6. What distracts Little Red Cap when she is going to her grandmother's house?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The wolf's stories.
(c) Musical birds.
(d) Flowers.

7. What is the overall moral in both "The Gnome" and "The King of the Golden Mountain"?
(a) Think carefully what you promise.
(b) Be careful what you wish for.
(c) Good wins over evil.
(d) God's prayers save all.

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

9. In "The Juniper Tree," what present does the bird give to Marlene?
(a) A song.
(b) Red shoes.
(c) A gold chain.
(d) A millstone.

10. What is "The Willow-Wren and the Bear" a story of?
(a) Love and romance.
(b) Trickery.
(c) Luck and intelligence.
(d) Mistaken identity.

11. What animal is Jorinda turned into in Jorinda and Joringel?
(a) A hare.
(b) A fox.
(c) A bird.
(d) A toad.

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

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

14. Which tale of "The Wedding of Mrs. Fox" shows Mr. Fox in a better light?
(a) The second.
(b) Both.
(c) The first.
(d) Neither.

15. How do the lord ravens in "The Seven Ravens" know that their sister is near?
(a) The little finger stuck in the gate.
(b) The little ring.
(c) The sister drank from everyone's cups.
(d) The sister ate from everyone's plates.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what biblical story is "The Singing Bone" similar?

2. What do the cat and mouse store in the church in the story "The Cat and Mouse in Partnership"?

3. What breaks Snow White's sleeping spell?

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

5. What common fairy tale motif is found in "Doctor Knowall"?

(see the answer keys)

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