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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 outcome of the story depends fully on what in regards to the character?
(a) Cunning.
(b) Faith.
(c) Determination.
(d) Success.

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

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

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

5. What famous doctor is well known for his studies on that particular character?
(a) Freud.
(b) Sartre.
(c) Jung.
(d) Spock.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not offered to the fisherman?

2. Who is the villain in the first story?

3. Both philosophers believed that myth equaled what?

4. At what age does this phase begin to fade away?

5. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What example is used regarding the differentiation between fantasy and reality?

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

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

6. Why were these things used? What did they teach to children?

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

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

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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