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. Which member of the family in "A Pretty Girl in the Road" died previously?

2. Where does the man meet the girl he falls in love with in "A Pretty Girl in the Road"?

3. What becomes a joke to the woman in "The Dream House"?

4. The young man loses his prize horse in "Lost Horse." What does does his father think about this?

5. In "It Could Always Be Worse," what does the man complain about to his Rabbi?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the game of hide and seek that Art plays with the Giant in the story "The King of Ireland's Son."

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

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

4. How does the poor man outsmart the rich man in "Rich Man, Poor Man"?

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

6. How does the lurikeen trick the girl in "Bridget and the Lurikeen"?

7. What is the pact that the two men make in "One Night in Paradise"? Do they follow through on the pact?

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

9. How is that everyone has common sense according to "Getting Common Sense"?

10. Why does a light bob between Virgina and Carolina?

Essay Topics

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

Compare and contrast the stories "Orpheus and Eurydice" and "The Spirit Wife." Include in your essay a discussion of how culture affects the story.

Essay Topic 3

Define the term prophecy and how it relates to "The Birth of Finn MacCumhail."

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