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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs," at whose house does the boy sleep?
(a) A beggar's house.
(b) A witch's house.
(c) A robber's house.
(d) An ogre's house.

2. In "Glooscap and the Baby," how old is Wasis?
(a) A teenager.
(b) An old man.
(c) A middle-aged man.
(d) A baby.

3. How are the pickpockets related in "The Two Pickpockets"?
(a) They are sisters.
(b) They are married.
(c) They are father and son.
(d) They are brothers.

4. What did the sexton have to wear in "The Parson and the Sexton"?
(a) The parson's clothes.
(b) The queen's crown.
(c) The prince's robe.
(d) The beggar's coat.

5. What does the king demand from the boy in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?
(a) His word.
(b) An apology.
(c) Three hairs.
(d) Money.

6. What does the man in "The Prayer that was Answered," pretend to be?
(a) A banker.
(b) A judge.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A god.

7. Why does the king become angry with Catherine in the story "Catherine, Sly Country Lass"?
(a) She hits him.
(b) She overrules him.
(c) She disobeys him.
(d) She spends his money.

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

9. The man in "Those Stubborn Souls, the Biellese," is turned into _______________.
(a) A cat.
(b) A frog.
(c) A pig.
(d) A dog.

10. What does Ansai ask people to count in "Being Greedy Chokes Anansi"?
(a) Carrots.
(b) Yams.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Pigs.

11. What happens to the girl at the house she visits accidentally in "The Little Old Woman with Five Cows"?
(a) She drinks some tea.
(b) She is attacked by wolves.
(c) Her face is ripped off.
(d) She has dinner.

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

13. What happens in "The Brewery of Eggshells" when the woman performs the test on her child?
(a) The sky darkens.
(b) Snow falls.
(c) The baby talks.
(d) The baby dies.

14. What is "The Fly" about?
(a) Plants.
(b) Forgiving debt.
(c) Death.
(d) Insects.

15. What is the secret to knowledge according to "The Birth of Finn MacCumhail"?
(a) Reading books.
(b) Scratching one's head.
(c) Meditating.
(d) Biting one's thumb.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Prayer that was Answered," what happens to the dishonest man?

2. What is the king forced to do for an eternity at the end of "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?

3. What does the king give to the boy in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?

4. What does the woman pray for in "The Prayer that was Answered"?

5. In "Chelm Justice," whom does the judge sentence to die instead of the original criminal?

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