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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the fisherman find in his net?
(a) Copper pot.
(b) Mermaid.
(c) Talking fish.
(d) Nothing.

2. What story does the little girl relate to her mother?
(a) Little Red Riding Hood.
(b) Cinderella.
(c) Snow White.
(d) Sleeping Beauty.

3. Stories may also help children deal with what kind of family situation?
(a) Abuse.
(b) Neglect.
(c) Sibling rivalry.
(d) Divorce.

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

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

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

7. What is the first story referred to by the Brothers Grimm?
(a) Jack and the Beanstalk.
(b) Hansel and Gretel.
(c) Fisherman and the Jinny.
(d) Queen Bee.

8. What is it called when a person looks for the worst in everything?
(a) Cynicism.
(b) Realism.
(c) Optimism.
(d) Pessimism.

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

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

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

12. Fairy tales may help a child to learn about dealing with what kind of treatment?
(a) Preferential.
(b) Poor.
(c) Excessive.
(d) Medical.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who speaks to the fisherman?

3. What do the Germans call their version of myths?

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

5. Historically speaking, a child's mind was formed by all but which one of the following?

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