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

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

3. At what age does this phase begin to fade away?
(a) 9.
(b) 19.
(c) 14.
(d) 6.

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

5. What is it called when a person looks for the worst in everything?
(a) Optimism.
(b) Pessimism.
(c) Realism.
(d) Cynicism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Fairy tales may help a child to learn about dealing with what kind of treatment?

2. The fisherman is called upon to use ______ to get out of a bad situation.

3. One or more of the main characters is related to which food?

4. What does the fisherman find in his net?

5. Fairy tales tend to start out in what way?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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