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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. In "The Waiting Maid's Parrot," what does the parrot help the maiden do?
(a) Save her family.
(b) Fall in love.
(c) Win riches.
(d) Find food.

2. What happens to the maiden in "The Waiting Maid's Parrot"?
(a) She marries the king.
(b) She is murdered.
(c) She has nine children.
(d) She becomes famous.

3. At the end of "Quevedo and the King," Quevedo thinks the king is ___________.
(a) The page boy.
(b) The queen.
(c) The prince.
(d) His father.

4. What is the king trying to decide in "The White Cat"?
(a) Whom to give his kingdom.
(b) Whom to kill.
(c) Whom to marry.
(d) Whom to appoint as an advisor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What contest must suitors enter in "The Ash Lad Who Made the Princess Say You're a Liar!"?

2. Where does the man in "The Prayer that was Answered" leave his bride?

3. From which group of people does the story "Glooscap and the Baby" come?

4. Whose house does the girl in "The Little Old Woman with Five Cows" accidentally visit?

5. What does Jack carry home in "Lazy Jack"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Catherine trick her husband in "Catherine, Sly Country Lass"?

2. Into what does the oldest man in "The Seventh Father of the House"' fit?

3. What does the man put in his trunk in "The Prayer that was Answered"? What does he discover in his trunk when he arrives home?

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

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

6. Describe how men and women came together in "How Men and Women Got Together."

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

8. What did the infant child in "The Two Pickpockets" steal from the midwife?

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

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

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