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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) Mermaid.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Copper pot.
(d) Talking fish.

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

3. Fairy tales help children to learn how to develop which of the following?
(a) Phobias.
(b) Imagination.
(c) Storytelling skills.
(d) Solutions.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not offered to the fisherman?

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

3. What is the first fairy tale mentioned in this section?

4. Disregarding a personality can be equivalent to discarding what?

5. A child is unable to understand _________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the two developmental crises referred to by the author?

4. What example is used regarding the differentiation between fantasy and reality?

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

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

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

8. Who is Louis MacNeice and what does he say about fairy tales?

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

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

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