The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Test | Final 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. Which reoccurring character appears in "The Griffin"?

2. What comes out of the loaf of bread when the rich husband cuts into it in "God's Food"?

3. What do the Seven Swabians carry together?

4. What heals the tailor's eyes in "The Two Travelers"?

5. What animal does Lazy Harry not want to watch after?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the lesson of The Crumbs on the Table?

2. What is the lesson to be learned in Death's Messengers?

3. Why does The Gold Key have no proper ending?

4. What do The Willow-Wren, The Sole, The Bittern and Hoopoe, and The Moon all have in common?

5. What lesson does The Master-Thief teach?

6. What is the lesson behind The Three Army Surgeons?

7. Why is the fourth child in The Sparrow and His Four Children considered to have found the best home? What message is being sent?

8. What is the moral of The Poor Boy in the Grave?

9. What is the moral behind The Three Green Twigs?

10. What is the idea behind The Old Man Made Young Again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of good winning over evil is persistent in several stories, novels, and movies today and throughout the years. The idea that good will prevail despite hardship is also prevalent in several fairy tales. Discuss the general notion of what it means for good to preside over evil. What defines the idea of good? What actions and types of characters are generally seen as good? What defines the idea of evil? What actions and types of characters are generally seen as evil? Which fairy tales exemplify this idea? Use specific examples to support each point.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the social attitudes of a culture and how they affect fairy tales. What social attitudes are seen in the Grimm fairy tales? How are they portrayed? What do these social attitudes tell children from that time? What do they tell children now? What can general readers today decipher about society back then?

Essay Topic 3

Even today, the number three has a mystical connotation and many consider it a lucky number. The use of the number three is consistently seen throughout the many fairy tales. In the essay, first discuss the idea of the number three and what it means. Then use specific examples from different tales and explain what the use of the number three signifies in each.

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