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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 story does the little girl relate to her mother?
(a) Cinderella.
(b) Snow White.
(c) Sleeping Beauty.
(d) Little Red Riding Hood.

2. What is the first fairy tale mentioned in this section?
(a) Cinderella.
(b) Little Red Riding Hood.
(c) Hansel and Gretel.
(d) Jack and the Beanstalk.

3. When faced with ambivalence, a child must learn to understand which emotion is the most:
(a) Valuable.
(b) Harmful.
(c) Beneficial.
(d) Useful.

4. At what age does this period begin?
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 8.
(d) 12.

5. Fairy tales are often thought to provide what to a child?
(a) Valuable learning experiences.
(b) A vivid imagination.
(c) Nightmares.
(d) Delusions.

Short Answer Questions

1. The monsters or evil people in the stories always finish the story as _________________.

2. Historically speaking, a child's mind was formed by all but which one of the following?

3. What do the Germans call their version of fairy tales?

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

5. An adult may see the relationship between the wolf and the grandmother as _________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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