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

2. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?
(a) Mythology.
(b) Magic stories.
(c) Eddas.
(d) Sagas.

3. Who speaks to the fisherman?
(a) Jinny.
(b) Gods.
(c) Fish.
(d) Mermaid.

4. Many modern fairy tales have lost their impact and meaning because they have been _________________.
(a) Reinvented.
(b) Changed.
(c) Simplified.
(d) Translated.

5. Disregarding a personality can be equivalent to discarding what?
(a) Ego.
(b) Person.
(c) Choice.
(d) Reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. A child might believe that his life is filled with what?

2. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?

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

4. What do the Germans call their version of myths?

5. What do the Germans call their version of fairy tales?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dickens' statement relate to the conflict of allowing children to experience 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 are fairy tales important to the development of a child's mind?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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