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

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

3. A child may be scared in thinking that his grandmother has been replaced by what?
(a) Talking wolf.
(b) Animal.
(c) Evil.
(d) Beast.

4. Regardless of the content of the story, what two cultures call all such stories fairy tales?
(a) French and African.
(b) Swedish and English.
(c) English and French.
(d) Danish and Norse.

5. Who is the villain in the first story?
(a) Witch.
(b) Stepmother.
(c) Wolf.
(d) Queen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Fairy tales help children to integrate various aspects of _________________.

2. Who believed that fairy tales led the listener to look for a higher sense of self?

3. A person with no experience in fairy tales may not understand the difference between which two objects?

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

5. Who is the first famous writer to be quoted in chapter one?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is a supreme being or other force worked into fairy tales?

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

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

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

8. How does Dickens' statement relate to the conflict of allowing children to experience fairy tales?

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

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

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