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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) Jack and the Beanstalk.
(b) Cinderella.
(c) Little Red Riding Hood.
(d) Hansel and Gretel.

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

3. Myths tend to focus on which of the following?
(a) Supernatural powers.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Elements.
(d) Everything scary.

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

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

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

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

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

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 A child may be scared in thinking that his grandmother has been replaced by what?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

10. What is it called when a story is told to one generation and then another?
(a) Gatherings.
(b) Gossip.
(c) Oral tradition.
(d) Storytelling.

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

12. It is said that fairy tales manage to give children which of the following?
(a) A skewed view of life.
(b) Sense of humanity.
(c) Inferiority complexes.
(d) Sense of belonging.

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

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

15. A child is unable to understand _________________.
(a) Resourcefulness.
(b) Motive.
(c) Evil.
(d) Duality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does the little girl relate to her mother?

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

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

4. An adult may take a childhood fairy tale and turn it into what?

5. What types of issues are most often addressed in fairy tales?

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