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Marie-Louise von Franz
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In describing the distinction between myth and fairy tale, Von Franz uses a metaphor of a skeleton to what?
(a) Earth.
(b) Air.
(c) Fire.
(d) Water.

2. In what book was the story "Amor and Psyche" contained?
(a) The Golden Ass.
(b) The Silver Horn.
(c) The Yellow Grass.
(d) The Golden Ring.

3. What is the second object the king asks his sons to find in "The Three Feathers"?
(a) A princess.
(b) A carpet.
(c) A goblet.
(d) A ring.

4. What is the name of the Native American described in Chapter 2 who, deathly ill, had a vision of a great many horses and a dance of the tribe with those horses?
(a) Red Horse.
(b) Black Elk.
(c) Black Fox.
(d) Black Hawk.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Jungian "Self" relates most to which Freudian concept?

2. Who is named the king's heir in "The Three Feathers"?

3. In Von Franz' metaphor for myth and fairy tale, what might local sagas or myth be?

4. Von Franz suggests that one should not be what about a fairy tale interpretation in Chapter 3?

5. Is it suggested by the author in Chapter 2 that Jesus was the spiritual successor of which Egyptian god?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the second challenge issued by the king in "The Three Feathers"?

2. What does the king represent in "The Three Feathers" according to von Franz?

3. What does von Franz write of Dummling's analysis in "The Three Feathers"?

4. What are the "functions of consciousness"? How do they apply to interpretation?

5. What do the brothers do after their father's challenge has begun in "The Three Feathers"? What does Dummling do?

6. What does von Franz remark of fairy tales involving animals in Chapter 2?

7. What does von Franz write of the significance of the fairy tale in psychological meaning in the Preface and Chapter 1?

8. What is von Franz's position regarding the myth versus fairy tale origin? What analogy is made?

9. How do archetypal stories arise, according to the author?

10. What example does von Franz offer to explain the origins of religious ritual in Chapter 2?

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