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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. The monsters or evil people in the stories always finish the story as _________________.
(a) Evil.
(b) Good.
(c) Remorseful.
(d) Reformed.

2. A person with no experience in fairy tales may not understand the difference between which two objects?
(a) Internal and external worlds.
(b) Fantasy and reality.
(c) Ego and superego.
(d) Good and evil.

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

4. Fairy tales help children to integrate various aspects of _________________.
(a) Family.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Good and evil.
(d) Personality.

5. Some parents and teachers have not allowed children access to fairy tales because they are _________________.
(a) Violent and frivolous.
(b) Confusing regarding values.
(c) Too realistic.
(d) Toxic and harmful.

Short Answer Questions

1. An adult may see the relationship between the wolf and the grandmother as _________________.

2. Which two philosophers are referred to in "Fairy Tale Versus Myth?"

3. What is another word that means the same as kind?

4. Fairy tales also teach that one will be rewarded if one does not attempt to avoid what?

5. Which part of the mind is not fed by fairy tales?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why are fairy tales important to the development of a child's mind?

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

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

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

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

10. What is the purpose of being able to divide the stepmother's personality into two separate entities?

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