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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. Stories may also help children deal with what kind of family situation?
(a) Divorce.
(b) Sibling rivalry.
(c) Abuse.
(d) Neglect.

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

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

4. What is not offered to the fisherman?
(a) Gold.
(b) Safe way home.
(c) A new boat.
(d) Three wishes.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it called when a person looks for the worst in everything?

2. A person's dreams are typically formed on what level?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why have some parents and educators outlawed fairy tales?

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

3. Explain the difference of fairy tales in various cultures. Are they all considered to be fairy tales?

4. What type of character is often seen as the representation of good versus evil?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Bruno Bettelheim quotes Charles Dickens on fairy tales. What does Dickens say?

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