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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What phase of a child's development is addressed by the author?
(a) Adolescence.
(b) Teething.
(c) Puberty.
(d) Oedipal.

6. The outcome of the story depends fully on what in regards to the character?
(a) Cunning.
(b) Faith.
(c) Success.
(d) Determination.

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

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

9. These stories will often force the child to face what kind of crises?
(a) Developmental.
(b) Faith-based.
(c) Psychological.
(d) Gender-based.

10. Who is the first famous writer to be quoted in chapter one?
(a) Mother Goose.
(b) Andersen.
(c) Grimm.
(d) Dickens.

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

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

13. At what age does this period begin?
(a) 8.
(b) 3.
(c) 12.
(d) 6.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?

2. Religious parables gave the child a view of all of the following except for which one?

3. At what age does this phase begin to fade away?

4. What poet is referred to regarding the previous statement?

5. What is it called when a person looks for the worst in everything?

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