The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wants to cook Fundevogel?

2. What is the story "The Gold-Children" about?

3. Why does one of the men in How Six Men Got on in the World wear a cap over one ear?

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

5. How do the lord ravens in "The Seven Ravens" know that their sister is near?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Gambling Hansel explain of the world?

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

4. Why is The Robber Bridegroom considered a dark tale?

5. What theme is expressed in Wise Folks?

6. What is the lesson in The Pink?

7. What common fairy tale element is shared in The Thief and His Master, Jorinda and Joringel, and How Six Men Got On in the World?

8. Discuss the differences between the two tales of The Wedding of Mrs. Fox and how each portrays Mr. and Mrs. Fox.

9. What is the lesson in the fairy tale, The Dog and the Sparrow?

10. The idea of good overpowering evil is prevalent in many of the stories. Briefly mention a few and discuss how good triumphs over evil.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The bad people in fairy tales range from evil stepmothers to wicked witches and more. List each type of evil character and give a brief description of each. What behavioral codes do these bad people follow? What are the similarities between them? What are the differences? Why are these characters always evil? Are there any instances in which the stepmother is not evil? Use specific examples to support your claims.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the popularity of fairy tales. Why have the tales survived until today? What is the appeal that they carry which has allowed them to span through many countries and over many years?

Essay Topic 3

Usually people think of a fairy tale ending as being one in which the prince and the princess ride off into the sunset in a very romantic way. Romance and love are common themes that show up in fairy tales. Discuss the idea of romance and love and courtship in general. Then discuss how they are portrayed in fairy tales. Is there one type of romance and courting or are there many? What are some similar motifs in regards to this topic in the tales? Use specific examples to support each point.

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