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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is wrong with the handsome suitor in "Mr. Fox"?
(a) He is poor.
(b) He is a murderer.
(c) He is already married.
(d) He is a woman.

2. What is the occupation of the man who commits a crime in "Chelm Justice"?
(a) A shoe mender.
(b) A banker.
(c) A roofer.
(d) A blacksmith.

3. What is wrong with the earth in "Why the Hare Runs Away"?
(a) It is dry.
(b) It is muddy.
(c) It is wet.
(d) It is empty.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the pickpockets related in "The Two Pickpockets"?

2. In "Merry Prank," the king wants to see if ________is more clever then his jesters.

3. What happens to Crack at the end of "Crack and Crook"?

4. In "The Ash Lad Who Made the Princess Say You're a Liar!" for whom does the King want to find a spouse?

5. How many tribes exist at the start of "How Men and Women Got Together"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does "The King's Favorite" fall from grace?

2. How does the guard lie to the king in the story "The Merchant's Daughter and the Slanderer"?

3. Why does the Hodja walk out of the service the first time in "Nars-ed-Din Hodja in the Pulpit "?

4. Who do the three brothers try to trick in "The Tall Tales" and why? What becomes of the brothers?

5. What does the town do in "Li Chi Slays the Serpent" to repay the girl for slaying the serpent?

6. How does the hare anger the other animals in "Why the Hare Runs Away"?

7. Why is the king in "Quevedo and the King" mad at Quevedo?

8. Why did the parson trade clothes with the sexton in "The Parson and the Sexton"?

9. How does the dragon in the story "The Longwitton Dragon" protect himself?

10. Why are the girl and her family crying in "The Three Sillies"?

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