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

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

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

4. When faced with ambivalence, a child must learn to understand which emotion is the most:
(a) Valuable.
(b) Beneficial.
(c) Useful.
(d) Harmful.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is it called when a person looks for the best in everything?

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

5. These stories will often force the child to face what kind of crises?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bettelheim say that fairy tales are meant to be told, not read?

2. What is considered to be the most popular fairy tale on record? Where was it originated?

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

4. What is the first attempt made on Snow White's life?

5. What is different about the existence of the targeted parent in the boy's story?

6. Why do some people object to fairy tales in relation to reality?

7. Many people find the role of the seven dwarfs peculiar. What does the presence of the dwarfs represent?

8. Why do some cultures insist on outlawing fairy tales?

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

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

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