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

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

3. What might be used to express inner conflict?
(a) Hero.
(b) Calamity.
(c) Prisoner.
(d) Monster.

4. Children would have no need for fairy tales if their dreams were _________________.
(a) Understood.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Simple.
(d) Complex.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Regardless of the content of the story, what two cultures call all such stories fairy tales?

3. Who speaks to the fisherman?

4. What famous doctor is well known for his studies on that particular character?

5. Who believed that fairy tales led the listener to look for a higher sense of self?

Short Essay Questions

1. Historically speaking, what things most often formed a child's intellect?

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

3. What use do fairy tales have in the life of a child?

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

5. What story does Bettelheim refer to regarding the introduction of duality?

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

7. What has often been done to remove violence from fairy tales? What is the result?

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

9. How does a child learn to deal with problems through fairy tales?

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

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