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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Longwitton Dragon," why can the knight not slay the dragon?
(a) The knight forgot his sword.
(b) The dragon's toe is in the water.
(c) The dragon begs to be forgiven.
(d) The dragon's tail is in the water.

2. From which group of people does the story "Glooscap and the Baby" come?
(a) Europeans.
(b) American Indians.
(c) Egyptians.
(d) Eskimos.

3. Where did "The King's Favorite" originate?
(a) South Africa.
(b) England.
(c) China.
(d) Iceland.

4. In "Quevedo and the King," why is the king upset with Quevedo?
(a) Quevedo is lazy.
(b) Quevedo plots to kill the king.
(c) Quevedo plays pranks.
(d) Quevedo kisses the queen.

5. In "Coyote Fights a Lump of Pitch," whom does the Coyote trick into taking his place?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A fox.
(c) A boar.
(d) A dog.

6. Where did "Father of Eighteen Elves" originate?
(a) America.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Iceland.
(d) Ireland.

7. Who are the main tricksters in "The Tall Tales"?
(a) Three brothers.
(b) Two sisters.
(c) A king and a queen.
(d) Five thieves.

8. What do the animals decide to buy in "Why the Hare Runs Away"?
(a) A cave.
(b) A bone.
(c) A hoe.
(d) A tractor.

9. Why does Li Chi volunteer to see the serpent?
(a) To win the heart of a prince.
(b) To pay off a debt.
(c) To help her parents.
(d) To show that girls can do anything.

10. In "The Prayer that was Answered," what happens to the dishonest man?
(a) He is eaten by a tiger.
(b) He lives forever.
(c) He is shot.
(d) He is eaten by a bear.

11. Who tries to marry Sedna?
(a) A prince.
(b) A king.
(c) The earth king.
(d) The sky king.

12. In "Nars-ed-Din Hodja in the Pulpit," whom does the Hodja address at the beginning of the story?
(a) His parents.
(b) The reader.
(c) His congregation.
(d) His students.

13. What happens in "Being Greedy Chokes Anansi" when the forbidden word is spoken?
(a) Death.
(b) Choking.
(c) The crops die.
(d) Your tongue falls out.

14. On what condition are the tricksters released in "The Tall Tales"?
(a) They never lie again.
(b) They leave the country.
(c) They pay 5,000 dollars.
(d) They chop off their left hand.

15. What is the prophecy in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?
(a) The girl will marry the queen.
(b) The boy will marry the queen.
(c) The boy will marry the princess.
(d) The girl will murder the king.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did "The Parson and the Sexton" originate?

2. Why does the man return to marry the girl at the end of "The Three Sillies"'?

3. In "Catherine, Sly Country Lass," how does Catherine trick the king?

4. Who helps the men solve their problem in "The Drovers Who Lost Their Feet"?

5. In "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs," at whose house does the boy sleep?

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