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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Through fairy tales, children are led to believe that _____ will always come to their aid.
(a) A benevolent force.
(b) Parents.
(c) A monster.
(d) Magic.

4. Fairy tales most often deal with what?
(a) Maintaining faith.
(b) Magical elements.
(c) Internal conflicts.
(d) External forces.

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

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

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

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

9. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 6.
(d) 5.

10. The monsters or evil people in the stories always finish the story as _________________.
(a) Remorseful.
(b) Evil.
(c) Good.
(d) Reformed.

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

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

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

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

15. A child might believe that his life is filled with what?
(a) Strangers.
(b) Enemies.
(c) Rage.
(d) Chaos.

Short Answer Questions

1. The fisherman is called upon to use ______ to get out of a bad situation.

2. In the example, where does the child live?

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

4. What does the fisherman find in his net?

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

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