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

2. In Chapter 1, Von Franz writes that fairy tales "are the purest and simplest expression of collective ______ psychic processes."
(a) Unconscious.
(b) Dreaming.
(c) Conscious.
(d) Aware.

3. Who was the king of the gods in Greek mythology?
(a) Dionysus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Horus.
(d) Zeus.

4. What term refers to an object or thing which represents something else?
(a) Symbol.
(b) Sceptor.
(c) Image.
(d) Metaphor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What term means to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle?

2. Which individual linked fairy tales to "elementary thoughts" and even "national thoughts," notions that might be precursors to Jung?

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

4. In the Preface of The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, Marie-Louise von Franz writes that this book is based on lectures she gave over how many years ago?

5. What individual broke the Greek Hercules mythology down and discovered that the myth was made up of a succession of fairy tales?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the king do in order to determine his heir in "The Three Feathers"? What happens?

2. In describing the history of the fairy tale and its origins in Chapter 1, what ancient writers are discussed?

3. When did interest in the fairy tale as an intellectual subject arise? Who associated fables with Christianity?

4. What is the theory of the "decayed myth"?

5. How does fairy tale differ from myth?

6. What impact did the Brothers Grimm have on interest in the fairy tale? What efforts were made to trace fairy tale origins?

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

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

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

10. What is the response of the brothers after the ring has been found in "The Three Feathers"?

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