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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. The child learns how to separate what two aspects of the personality?
(a) Kindness and anger.
(b) Good and evil.
(c) Confusion and clarity.
(d) Sorrow and joy.

2. Fairy tales help children to integrate various aspects of _________________.
(a) Family.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Good and evil.
(d) Personality.

3. Stories may also help children deal with what kind of family situation?
(a) Abuse.
(b) Neglect.
(c) Sibling rivalry.
(d) Divorce.

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

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 A child may be scared in thinking that his grandmother has been replaced by what?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

Short Answer Questions

1. When faced with ambivalence, a child must learn to understand which emotion is the most:

2. Fairy tales also teach that one will be rewarded if one does not attempt to avoid what?

3. Fairy tales are often thought to provide what to a child?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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