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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. What is wrong with the handsome suitor in "Mr. Fox"?
2. Who helps the spider in "How Spider Obtained the Sky God's Stories"?
3. In "The Prayer that was Answered," what happens to the dishonest man?
4. In "Nars-ed-Din Hodja in the Pulpit," whom does the Hodja address at the beginning of the story?
5. The man in "Those Stubborn Souls, the Biellese," is turned into _______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the dragon in the story "The Longwitton Dragon" protect himself?
2. How does the guard lie to the king in the story "The Merchant's Daughter and the Slanderer"?
3. In "Glooscap and the Baby" how does the baby defeat Glooscap?
4. In "The Hodja and the Cauldron," how does the Hodja manage to keep the cauldron?
5. Why does the rich man in "Lazy Jack" give his daughter to Jack in marriage?
6. Why does the Hodja walk out of the service the first time in "Nars-ed-Din Hodja in the Pulpit "?
7. Into what does the oldest man in "The Seventh Father of the House"' fit?
8. Whom does the imp possess in "The Brewery of Eggshells"?
9. The king wants to decide who is more clever in "Merry Prank." Which characters are considered by the king? Who is victorious?
10. Why does "The King's Favorite" fall from grace?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How does the setting affect the plot of a folktale? Choose one folktale and discuss its setting and how the setting relates to 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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