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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 of the following is not found in "The Spindle, the Shuttle and the Needle"?
2. Who accompanies the poor man in watching over the rich man's grave on the third night in "The Grave Mound"?
3. What does the maiden want in "The Maid of Brakel"?
4. With what does the industrious girl in "The Hurds" make a beautiful dress?
5. What trademark of a fairy tale does "The Riddling Tale" have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is understood about the maiden in The Maid of Brakel?
2. What is The Twelve Apostles about?
3. What do Our Lady's Little Glass and The Hazel Branch have in common?
4. Compare and contrast Hans in The Griffin and Strong Hans.
5. What is the riddle of The Bright Sun Brings it to Light?
6. The Star-Money and The Stolen Farthings both deal with money. How?
7. What is the moral of The Two Travelers?
8. What is the idea behind The Old Man Made Young Again?
9. What is the lesson of The Crumbs on the Table?
10. What lesson does The Master-Thief teach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although the fairy tales do not exactly end with the words "and they lived happily ever after," this is the general concept of the endings of fairy tales. Discuss what Happily Ever After means and how it is expressed in the fairy tales. Are the endings all similar or are there differences? Is every ending happy? If so, who is it happy for? Use specific examples to support your claims.
Essay Topic 2
Princesses in fairy tales are abundant. Discuss what a typical fairy tale princess is like. What are the social norms that a princess must follow? What are her physical attributes? What behavioral codes do these princesses follow? Compare and contrast the different princesses in the Grimm brother's tales. Analyze the different princesses and then compare the fairy tale idea of a princess to what a princess means in today's society. Use specific examples to support your claims.
Essay Topic 3
Many fairy tales have been re-told over the years, especially the more popular ones such as Cinderella and Snow White. They have been re-told in several languages and countries with various twists. Choose a fairy tale and research its various re-tellings. Explore the similarities and differences between the re-tellings and the original. What can be understood about the culture re-telling the tale?
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