Favorite Folktales from Around the World Test | Final 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 does the man steal from the swan in "The Swan-Maiden"?

2. From what country did the story "The Seal's Skin" originate?

3. In "Talk" something frightens the men. What frightens them?

4. Who is the main character of ''The Princess on the Glass Hill"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Goose Girl," who trades places with the princess and why? What becomes of the impostor?

2. What does the man find out about the girl he falls in love with in "A Pretty Girl in the Road"?

3. What does the boy learn from the doctor in "The Doctor and His Pupil"?

4. Why are the two sisters jealous of their other sister in "The Promises of the Three Sisters"?

5. Why does the girl weep in "The Seal's Skin"?

6. What is the bargain between the devil and the peasant in "Peasant and the Devil"?

7. How is the moral of "It Could Always Be Worse" arrived at?

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

9. How did the Pueblo Indians come to be?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the differences in the portrayal of the devil in "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs" and one other fable that Yolen includes in her collection. Why are these differences significant?

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

Occasionally, the folktales in Yolen's collection contain a moral or lesson. Choose a folktale and discuss what the moral is and how it is effectively demonstrated in the plot.

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