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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 "Getting Common Sense," Anansi wants to charge people for ___________.
(a) Cooking.
(b) Trips down the river.
(c) Tutoring.
(d) Advice.

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

3. Where does Anansi hide his treasures in "Getting Common Sense"?
(a) In a cave.
(b) In a tree.
(c) Under his bed.
(d) In a vault.

4. Where did "The Princess on the Glass Hill" ' originate?
(a) America.
(b) Canada.
(c) Norway.
(d) South Africa.

5. With whom does the husband become partners in "The Bad Wife"?
(a) God.
(b) The devil.
(c) The king.
(d) His wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the devil ask Katcha to do at the start of "Katcha and the Devil"?

2. In "The Well-Baked Man," what animal distracts the magician from his task?

3. What does the magician try to create in "The Well-Baked Man"?

4. What does the Rabbi in "It Could Always Be Worse" tell the men to bring into his home?

5. In "The Swan-Maiden," what happens when the man returns the stolen item to the swan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does no one want to be around the bad wife in the story "The Bad Wife"? Who ends up with her at the end?

2. How does the lawyer outsmart the devil in "The Lawyer and the Devil"?

3. Why does a light bob between Virgina and Carolina?

4. How does the doll in "Visilisa the Beautiful" help Visilisa?

5. What is the pact that the two men make in "One Night in Paradise"? Do they follow through on the pact?

6. What does the woman in "The Dream House" discover about the house she dream about?

7. What happens after the men visit the Chief in "Talk"?

8. In the story "Truth and Falsehood," what would Truth rather do then be friends with Falsehood? Why?

9. Why can the Swan-Maiden not turn back into a swan in "The Swan-Maiden"?

10. What rule does Orpheus break in "Orpheus and Eurydice"? What is the result?

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