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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?
(a) Magic stories.
(b) Sagas.
(c) Eddas.
(d) Mythology.

2. What is not offered to the fisherman?
(a) Safe way home.
(b) A new boat.
(c) Gold.
(d) Three wishes.

3. Fairy tales also teach that one will be rewarded if one does not attempt to avoid what?
(a) Goodness.
(b) Evil.
(c) Struggle.
(d) Peril.

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

5. Who believed that fairy tales led the listener to look for a higher sense of self?
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Plato.
(c) Jung.
(d) Freud.

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

7. What is it called when a person looks for the best in everything?
(a) Realism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Pessimism.
(d) Optimism.

8. Many modern fairy tales have lost their impact and meaning because they have been _________________.
(a) Changed.
(b) Simplified.
(c) Translated.
(d) Reinvented.

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

10. As a general rule, characters in fairy tales tend to be:
(a) Young.
(b) On a journey.
(c) One-dimensional.
(d) Impulsive.

11. In ancient times, stories were often fashioned from tales regarding _________________.
(a) Strange creatures.
(b) Religious figures.
(c) Talking animals.
(d) Gods and goddesses.

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

13. What fairy tale character was the writer's favorite?
(a) Red Riding Hood.
(b) Sleeping Beauty.
(c) Rapunzel.
(d) Rumpelstiltskin.

14. Some parents and teachers have not allowed children access to fairy tales because they are _________________.
(a) Too realistic.
(b) Violent and frivolous.
(c) Toxic and harmful.
(d) Confusing regarding values.

15. What do the Germans call their version of fairy tales?
(a) Myth.
(b) Ancient tales.
(c) Murchen.
(d) Sage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the fisherman find in his net?

2. What phase of a child's development is addressed by the author?

3. The child learns how to separate what two aspects of the personality?

4. What famous character has been studied by psychologists and psychiatrists?

5. During this phase, a child often tends to feel what?

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