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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. One or more of the main characters is related to which food?
(a) Fish.
(b) Honey.
(c) Gingerbread.
(d) Beans.

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

3. What is the negative aspect related to the character(s)?
(a) Being eaten by a witch.
(b) Beestings.
(c) Being trapped by a giant.
(d) Drowning.

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

5. The downside of that personality may equate which of the following to a child?
(a) Rejection.
(b) Rage.
(c) Disappoinment.
(d) Guilt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What phase of a child's development is addressed by the author?

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

3. What types of issues are most often addressed in fairy tales?

4. What fairy tale character was the writer's favorite?

5. An adult may take a childhood fairy tale and turn it into what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What type of character is often seen as the representation of good versus evil?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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