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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 types of issues are most often addressed in fairy tales?
(a) Universal.
(b) Religious.
(c) Cultural.
(d) Personal.

2. Fairy tales most often deal with what?
(a) Magical elements.
(b) Maintaining faith.
(c) Internal conflicts.
(d) External forces.

3. What famous doctor is well known for his studies on that particular character?
(a) Jung.
(b) Freud.
(c) Spock.
(d) Sartre.

4. The child learns how to separate what two aspects of the personality?
(a) Good and evil.
(b) Sorrow and joy.
(c) Kindness and anger.
(d) Confusion and clarity.

5. In the example, where does the child live?
(a) Tower.
(b) Forest.
(c) Castle.
(d) Cottage.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?

3. As a general rule, characters in fairy tales tend to be:

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

5. What famous character has been studied by psychologists and psychiatrists?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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