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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fairy tales are often thought to provide what to a child?
(a) Nightmares.
(b) Delusions.
(c) Valuable learning experiences.
(d) A vivid imagination.

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

3. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?
(a) 6.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

4. The child learns how to separate what two aspects of the personality?
(a) Sorrow and joy.
(b) Good and evil.
(c) Kindness and anger.
(d) Confusion and clarity.

5. It is common for very different personalities to be present in what?
(a) Stories.
(b) Main characters.
(c) Villains.
(d) Siblings.

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

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

8. The separation of good and evil is often portrayed in fairy tales through what type of character?
(a) Monster.
(b) Evil magical creature.
(c) Benevolent force.
(d) Wicked Stepmother.

9. What is the negative aspect related to the character(s)?
(a) Being trapped by a giant.
(b) Beestings.
(c) Being eaten by a witch.
(d) Drowning.

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

11. An adult may see the relationship between the wolf and the grandmother as _________________.
(a) Impossible.
(b) Implausible.
(c) Atrocious.
(d) Foolish.

12. Disregarding a personality can be equivalent to discarding what?
(a) Person.
(b) Reality.
(c) Choice.
(d) Ego.

13. Which part of the mind is not fed by fairy tales?
(a) Superego.
(b) Ego.
(c) Conscience.
(d) Id.

14. Fairy tales help children to integrate various aspects of _________________.
(a) Fantasy.
(b) Family.
(c) Personality.
(d) Good and evil.

15. A child may be scared in thinking that his grandmother has been replaced by what?
(a) Talking wolf.
(b) Animal.
(c) Beast.
(d) Evil.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not offered to the fisherman?

2. These stories will often force the child to face what kind of crises?

3. Who is the villain in the first story?

4. One or more of the main characters is related to which food?

5. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?

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