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. At the end of "The Goose Girl," what happens to the maid-in-waiting?

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

3. What vegetable is the man tending to at the start of "Talk"?

4. What creature must Art beat in "The King of Ireland's Son"?

5. With whom does the husband become partners in "The Bad Wife"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the lawyer outsmart the devil in "The Lawyer and the Devil"?

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

4. What happens after the men visit the Chief in "Talk"?

5. Why can the Swan-Maiden not turn back into a swan in "The Swan-Maiden"?

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

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

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

9. In "Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka," how does the King find his bride?

10. Why does no one want to be around the bad wife in the story "The Bad Wife"? Who ends up with her at the end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the reasoning for Yolen's choice to organize her book. What is the structural benefit of the organization? Is it cohesive?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the creation tale of "Sedna" with another creation folktale.

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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