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

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

3. Religious parables gave the child a view of all of the following except for which one?
(a) Spirituality.
(b) Realism.
(c) Morality.
(d) Tradition.

4. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?
(a) 5.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. It is said that fairy tales manage to give children which of the following?

3. What is it called when a story is told to one generation and then another?

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

5. Through fairy tales, children are led to believe that _____ will always come to their aid.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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