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

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

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

4. Where did "Catherine, Sly Country Lass" originate?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Spain.
(c) Italy.
(d) France.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the king demand from the boy in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?

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

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

4. Where did "The King's Favorite" originate?

5. In "The Tall Tales," whom do the tricksters try to trick?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who marries the princess in "Crack and Crook"? Why?

2. What makes the poet in "Wagging My Tail in the Mud" truly happy?

3. What does the sky god in "How Spider Obtained the Sky God's Stories" want in exchange for stories?

4. How does the "The Man Who Had No Story" get a story?

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

6. Why is no one in "Being Greedy Chokes Anansi" allowed to say the word five?

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

8. Describe the prophecy in "The Birth of Finn MacCumhail."

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

10. In "Glooscap and the Baby" how does the baby defeat Glooscap?

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