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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. What does Thumbling not end up inside?
(a) A cow's stomach.
(b) A cat's stomach.
(c) A mouse hole.
(d) A wolf's stomach.

2. What did Death use to show the length of life a person has left in "Godfather Death"?
(a) Yarn.
(b) A book.
(c) Trees and leaves.
(d) Candles.

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

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

5. 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 run slower.
(c) Because he wants to shoot out the left eye of a fly.
(d) Because he wants to blow air onto the windmills.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is inside the house that the animals in "The Bremen Town Musicians" come across?

2. What happens to Faithful John when he tells the king the reason behind certain actions?

3. What sticks to the maiden when she is leaving Mother Holle's home in the story Mother Holle?

4. What is the overall moral in both "The Gnome" and "The King of the Golden Mountain"?

5. What is the moral of "The Fox and the Geese"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the similarities between The Queen Bee, The Three Feathers, and The Golden Goose?

2. The Louse and the Flea and Clever Hans both use different story-telling styles than many of the other fairy tales. What techniques do they use?

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

4. How is the story of The Singing Bone similar to the story of Cain and Abel?

5. Discuss Gretel's character in Clever Gretel.

6. The number three is used several times in some of the fairy tales. Give a brief list of which stories that use the number three, what is represented in threes, and what the number three might represent.

7. How does King Thrushbeard trick the princess? Why?

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

9. How is the story of Clever Elsie misleading?

10. What does Gambling Hansel explain of the world?

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