Favorite Folktales from Around the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Drovers Who Lost Their Feet," the men are confused about __________.

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

3. What does the king send for in "Wagging My Tail in the Mud"?

4. In "The Prayer that was Answered," what happens to the dishonest man?

5. How is the child in "The Two Pickpockets" deformed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why do the townspeople in "Chelm Justice" not want to hang the shoe mender?

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

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

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

7. What is wrong with Mr. Fox in the story "Mr. Fox"?

8. The king wants to decide who is more clever in "Merry Prank." Which characters are considered by the king? Who is victorious?

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

10. How does the young boy trick the king in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Each folktale in Yolen's collection has a title. Discuss the significance of ''Wagging My Tail in the Mud." Include a brief summary of the story and how the title relates to the plot.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a complex character interaction in Yolen's collection of folktales. Analyze the relationship between the two characters. Also discuss how the relationship enhances the plot.

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the characters not having specific names? Why does this appear to be the trend in folktales? Provide two examples and provide a plot summary and how the lack of names contributes to the story.

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