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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. 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) Religion.
(b) Myth.
(c) Epic.
(d) Folklore.

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

3. What German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic is associated with the periods of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism?
(a) Andrew Warner.
(b) Artur Dinter.
(c) Alexander Pushkin.
(d) Johann Herder.

4. According to Freudian psychology, what comprises that organized part of the personality structure that includes the individual's ego ideals, spiritual goals, and the psychic agency that criticizes and prohibits his or her drives, fantasies, feelings, and actions?
(a) Id.
(b) Ego.
(c) Self.
(d) Super-ego.

5. What is the title of Chapter 3?
(a) Shadow, Anima, and Animus in Fairy Tales.
(b) Theories of Fairy Tales.
(c) A Method of Psychological Interpretation.
(d) The Three Feathers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the third thing that the king orders his sons to find in "The Three Feathers"?

2. 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?

3. Who was the king of the gods in Greek mythology?

4. How many "functions of consciousness" are there in Jungian psychology?

5. According to Von Franz's analysis of "The Three Feathers," by using feathers to decide the kingdom's fate, the king is leaving matters to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is von Franz's position on psychological interpretation of fairy tales, as discussed in Chapter 1?

2. What mention of Egypt is cited in the origins of fairy tales?

3. How does the Jungian system of interpretation differ from other approaches, according to the author?

4. How does fairy tale differ from myth?

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

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

7. What suggestion is made regarding Christianity and myth in Chapter 2?

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

9. What is the opposing position regarding the Christianity/myth theory?

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

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