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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Finn Messenger," what condition is the wife in when her husband leaves for sea?
(a) Pregnant.
(b) Sick.
(c) Well.
(d) Dying.

2. In "The Spirit Wife," why can the man not touch his wife?
(a) He will collapse into dust.
(b) He'll die.
(c) A great earthquake will occur.
(d) She'll die.

3. In "Talk," who sends the frightened men away?
(a) A priest.
(b) A teacher.
(c) The police.
(d) The chief.

4. What does Visilisa's mother give to her in 'Visilisa the Beautiful' ?
(a) A doll.
(b) A horse.
(c) A necklace.
(d) A pet fish.

5. Where does the man go to find his wife in "The Spirit Wife"?
(a) The sea.
(b) The spirit world.
(c) Heaven.
(d) The mountains.

6. Which member of the family in "A Pretty Girl in the Road" died previously?
(a) Their mother.
(b) Their father.
(c) Their son.
(d) Their daughter.

7. In "Rich Man, Poor Man," what does the rich man do to the poor man?
(a) Sues him.
(b) Shoots him.
(c) Hits him.
(d) Teases him.

8. How is the first brother rewarded when he gives the women a line to their song in "The Two Hunchbacks"?
(a) The give him magical powers.
(b) They give him gold.
(c) They give him their daughter.
(d) They remove his hump.

9. How long does the fisherman have to live in "Then the Merman Laughed"?
(a) Two days.
(b) Five days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Eight days.

10. What is the true identity of the brother's wife in "The Blacksmith's Wife of Yarrowfoot"?
(a) An ogre.
(b) A queen.
(c) A witch.
(d) A princesss.

11. How does the wife treat her husband in "The Bad Wife"?
(a) She ignores him.
(b) She does the opposite of what he says.
(c) She loves him.
(d) She beats him.

12. What does John wish for in the story "Wicked John and the Devil"?
(a) To be powerful.
(b) To be mean.
(c) To be handsome.
(d) To be wealthy.

13. In "Wicked John and the Devil" what does the devil give to John?
(a) A child.
(b) A piece of coal.
(c) Money.
(d) A pitchfork.

14. How does Truth look in "Truth and Falsehood"?
(a) Ragged.
(b) Handsome.
(c) Strong.
(d) Fat.

15. What does the doctor in "The Doctor and His Pupil," challenge his student to do?
(a) Make a wish.
(b) Perform surgery.
(c) Shapeshift.
(d) Cast spells.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Eurydice after his marriage in "Orpheus and Eurydice"?

2. What does Visilisa keep in her pocket until she dies?

3. Where does the man meet the girl he falls in love with in "A Pretty Girl in the Road"?

4. Who frees the devil from Katcha's clutches?

5. Who threatens the girl at the start of "The Goose Girl"?

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