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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What causes the princes to turn into ravens in "The Twelve Brothers"?
(a) Their sister picks the twelve flowers by the cottage.
(b) Benjamin picks the twelve flowers by the cottage.
(c) An evil witch puts a curse on them.
(d) Their father, the king, has a curse put on them.

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

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

5. What fairy tale motif is found in "The Peasant's Wise Daughter"?
(a) Love.
(b) Trickery.
(c) Magic.
(d) Wealth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What common fairy tale motif is found in "The Singing, Soaring Lark"?

2. What power do the snake leaves have in the story "The Three Snake-Leaves"?

3. Why does the guest in Clever Gretel run away?

4. What is the name of the witch in "Rapunzel"?

5. What was behind the mill "The Maiden Without Hands" that the devil claimed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the similarity between The Singing, Soaring Lark, and The King of the Golden Mountain?

2. How might The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean compare to a fable?

3. Although Snow-White is usually told as a fairy tale to entertain little girls, what is the lesson of Little Snow-White?

4. What lesson is being told in the story Mother Holle?

5. Discuss the sibling bond seen in both The Twelve Brothers and Brother and Sister.

6. What is the moral of The Poor Man and the Rich Man?

7. Discuss how Fitcher's Bird can be considered a dark tale.

8. What lessons are taught in Old Sultan?

9. What is the lesson in The Pink?

10. What is the irony in The Water-Nixie?

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