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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which two philosophers are referred to in "Fairy Tale Versus Myth?"
(a) Aristotle and Plato.
(b) Socrates and Aristotle
(c) Homer and Plato.
(d) Kierkegaard and Sartre.

2. What types of issues are most often addressed in fairy tales?
(a) Religious.
(b) Personal.
(c) Cultural.
(d) Universal.

3. A person's dreams are typically formed on what level?
(a) Childhood.
(b) Subconscious.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Unconscious.

4. In the example, where does the child live?
(a) Cottage.
(b) Castle.
(c) Tower.
(d) Forest.

5. What poet is referred to regarding the previous statement?
(a) Dixon.
(b) Carroll.
(c) Farley.
(d) MacNiece.

6. During this phase, a child often tends to feel what?
(a) Unloved.
(b) Overwhelmed.
(c) Confused.
(d) Estranged.

7. Historically speaking, a child's mind was formed by all but which one of the following?
(a) Riddles.
(b) Myths.
(c) Fairy tales.
(d) Religious parables.

8. Both philosophers believed that myth equaled what?
(a) Cleverness.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Truth.

9. Through fairy tales, children are led to believe that _____ will always come to their aid.
(a) A benevolent force.
(b) Magic.
(c) A monster.
(d) Parents.

10. A person with no experience in fairy tales may not understand the difference between which two objects?
(a) Ego and superego.
(b) Fantasy and reality.
(c) Internal and external worlds.
(d) Good and evil.

11. The fisherman is called upon to use ______ to get out of a bad situation.
(a) Wit.
(b) Brains.
(c) Strength.
(d) Faith.

12. Children would have no need for fairy tales if their dreams were _________________.
(a) Realistic.
(b) Simple.
(c) Complex.
(d) Understood.

13. A child is unable to understand _________________.
(a) Evil.
(b) Motive.
(c) Resourcefulness.
(d) Duality.

14. Fairy tales most often deal with what?
(a) Internal conflicts.
(b) Maintaining faith.
(c) Magical elements.
(d) External forces.

15. The child must resign the story so s/he can go where?
(a) Dinner.
(b) Church.
(c) School.
(d) Bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. In ancient times, stories were often fashioned from tales regarding _________________.

2. The author states that learning how to integrate personalities is ______ to a child.

3. Fairy tales help children to learn how to develop which of the following?

4. What is another word that means the same as kind?

5. It was predicted that Oedipus would kill who?

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