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. What happens to the girl at the house she visits accidentally in "The Little Old Woman with Five Cows"?

2. In "The Man Who Had No Story," what does the elderly couple ask Brian to do?

3. In "The Birth of Finn MacCumhail," who hides the boy?

4. In "The Tall Tales," whom do the tricksters try to trick?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the rich man in "Lazy Jack" give his daughter to Jack in marriage?

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

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

4. Why is the king in "Quevedo and the King" mad at Quevedo?

5. Why are the girl and her family crying in "The Three Sillies"?

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

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

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

9. Who marries the princess in "Crack and Crook"? Why?

10. How are the sea creatures created in "Sedna"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Provide a response to the following question citing examples from Yolen's book to prove your argument: Can prophecies be altered?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the moral about life and death presented in "Jump Into My Sack." Compare this with one other story in the section "Death and the World's End."

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