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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 does the owner of the items conclude at the end of "The Hodja and the Cauldron"?
(a) His friend is careless.
(b) If something gives birth it can die.
(c) His friend is a liar.
(d) His friend can no longer borrow things.

2. 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.

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

4. Who is a liar in the "The Parson and the Sexton"?
(a) The queen.
(b) The sexton.
(c) The parson.
(d) The king.

5. In "Those Stubborn Souls, the Biellese," what does the man refuse to say?
(a) Thank you.
(b) I love you.
(c) Good bye.
(d) God willing.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Longwitton Dragon," why can the knight not slay the dragon?

2. What transports Brian to a far away land in "The Man Who Had No Story"?

3. What is the king trying to decide in "The White Cat"?

4. Where did "The Parson and the Sexton" originate?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "The Hodja and the Cauldron," how does the Hodja manage to keep the cauldron?

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

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

5. What does the servant tell his lord at the end of "Helping to Lie"?

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

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

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

9. In the story "The Waiting Maid's Parrot," how does the young boy find the buried girl?

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

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