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Marie-Louise von Franz
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Von Franz, what figure in a tale represents a restoration of the accord between ego and self?
(a) Hero.
(b) Antihero.
(c) Id.
(d) Super-ego.

2. Von Franz believes fairy tales originate as "local ___."
(a) Anecdotes.
(b) Sagas.
(c) Myths.
(d) Religions.

3. Who is the author of Types of Folk Tales?
(a) Ludwig Laister.
(b) Alexandria Watts.
(c) Antti Aarne.
(d) Adolf Bastian.

4. Theodor Benfey traced all fairy tales to where?
(a) England.
(b) Africa.
(c) India.
(d) China.

5. The author states that there are those that believe in the theory of the "decayed myth," that is, larger myths "decay" and break down over time, fragmenting into episodes that get retained as what?
(a) Folklore.
(b) Epic.
(c) Religion.
(d) Myth.

6. Who wrote the work Symbolik des Marchens for which Marie-Louise von Franz contributed interpretation?
(a) Ernst Federn.
(b) Bruno Bettelheim.
(c) Hedwig von Beit.
(d) Carl Jung.

7. What philosopher wrote of stories that old women told their children, called mythoi?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Plato.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Aristotle.

8. What Finnish folklorist, professor and developer of the geographic-historic method of folklore research tried to find original versions by judging which tales were the best and most complete?
(a) E. Stuck.
(b) Theodor Benfey.
(c) Kaarle Krohn.
(d) Carl Jung.

9. Which writer of antiquity had a "Beauty and the Beast" type story titled, "Amor and Psyche"?
(a) Aristophanes.
(b) Plautus.
(c) Apuleius.
(d) Aurelius.

10. What is the name given to processes whereby the undifferentiated tends to become individual, or to those processes through which differentiated components become integrated into stable wholes?
(a) Individuation.
(b) Solitarization.
(c) Self visualization.
(d) Culmination.

11. Who wrote The Primitive Races of Mankind?
(a) Adolf Bastian.
(b) Theodor Benfey.
(c) Max Schmidt.
(d) Ludwig Laister.

12. Carl Jung considered the process of what necessary for a person to become whole?
(a) Standardization.
(b) Individuation.
(c) Culmination.
(d) Separation.

13. Who was the god of wine, parties and festivals, madness, drunkenness and pleasure in Greek mythology?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Dionysus.
(d) Pan.

14. What refers to the masculine essence buried in the unconscious of every woman in Jungian psychology?
(a) Animus.
(b) Id.
(c) Self.
(d) Anima.

15. The author asserts in Chapter 2 that archetypal stories originate from individuals who have episodes in which their what bubbles to the surface?
(a) Unconscious.
(b) Ego.
(c) Id.
(d) Super-ego.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Egyptian god was associated with the falcon?

2. In Chapter 1, Von Franz writes that fairy tales "are the purest and simplest expression of collective ______ psychic processes."

3. What is the title of the primordial waters of the cosmos, the mother from which the cosmos emerged in Egyptian mythology?

4. What term is typically used to refer to polytheistic religious traditions, although from a Christian perspective the term can encompass all non-Abrahamic religions?

5. What religion is arose from local saga to mythological status, according to the author in Chapter 2?

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