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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Religious parables gave the child a view of all of the following except for which one?
(a) Realism.
(b) Morality.
(c) Tradition.
(d) Spirituality.

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

3. What famous doctor is well known for his studies on that particular character?
(a) Jung.
(b) Spock.
(c) Freud.
(d) Sartre.

4. Regardless of the content of the story, what two cultures call all such stories fairy tales?
(a) Danish and Norse.
(b) French and African.
(c) Swedish and English.
(d) English and French.

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

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

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

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

9. What is the first fairy tale mentioned in this section?
(a) Cinderella.
(b) Hansel and Gretel.
(c) Jack and the Beanstalk.
(d) Little Red Riding Hood.

10. Who is the villain in the first story?
(a) Witch.
(b) Wolf.
(c) Queen.
(d) Stepmother.

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

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

13. The author states that learning how to integrate personalities is ______ to a child.
(a) Essential.
(b) Important.
(c) Pointless.
(d) Beneficial.

14. Fairy tales tend to start out in what way?
(a) Realistic.
(b) Fanciful.
(c) Concrete.
(d) Abstract.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As a general rule, characters in fairy tales tend to be:

2. A child might believe that his life is filled with what?

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

4. Children would have no need for fairy tales if their dreams were _________________.

5. Which two philosophers are referred to in "Fairy Tale Versus Myth?"

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