Favorite Folktales from Around the World Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the wife treat her husband in "The Bad Wife"?

2. Where do the husband and wife move to in "The Dream House"?

3. How is the first brother rewarded when he gives the women a line to their song in "The Two Hunchbacks"?

4. What does John wish for in the story "Wicked John and the Devil"?

5. What does Visilisa's mother give to her in 'Visilisa the Beautiful' ?

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

What is the history of folktales and the oral tradition? Describe why folktales from different countries are sometimes similar. Provide examples from this book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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