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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The separation of good and evil is often portrayed in fairy tales through what type of character?
(a) Evil magical creature.
(b) Wicked Stepmother.
(c) Monster.
(d) Benevolent force.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. It was predicted that Oedipus would kill who?

2. Fairy tales are often thought to provide what to a child?

3. What is it called when a story is told to one generation and then another?

4. Fairy tales help children to learn how to develop which of the following?

5. What is another word that means the same as kind?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is a supreme being or other force worked into fairy tales?

2. Fairy tales encourage the belief that there is always something waiting at the end of the story. What is it? Why is it given?

3. Why were these things used? What did they teach to children?

4. What is the general rule of continuity in a fairy tale? Why is it important?

5. When do fairy tales truly begin to make sense to a child?

6. How does a child view the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood?

7. How does Dickens' statement relate to the conflict of allowing children to experience fairy tales?

8. What is the difference between an adult that has no experience with fairy tales and a child who does?

9. What did Dr. Sigmund Freud think about the purpose behind the story of Oedpius?

10. When does the oedipal period begin to appear in a child's life?

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