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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. These stories will often force the child to face what kind of crises?
(a) Gender-based.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Faith-based.
(d) Developmental.

2. Myths tend to focus on which of the following?
(a) Elements.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Everything scary.
(d) Supernatural powers.

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

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

5. Which two philosophers are referred to in "Fairy Tale Versus Myth?"
(a) Kierkegaard and Sartre.
(b) Homer and Plato.
(c) Socrates and Aristotle
(d) Aristotle and Plato.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Regardless of the content of the story, what two cultures call all such stories fairy tales?

3. Fairy tales help children to learn how to develop which of the following?

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

5. What is it called when a person looks for the best in everything?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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