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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. Fairy tales most often deal with what?
(a) External forces.
(b) Maintaining faith.
(c) Internal conflicts.
(d) Magical elements.

2. What do the Norse refer to as their version of fairy tales?
(a) Eddas.
(b) Magic stories.
(c) Sagas.
(d) Mythology.

3. Historically speaking, a child's mind was formed by all but which one of the following?
(a) Riddles.
(b) Fairy tales.
(c) Religious parables.
(d) Myths.

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

5. What poet is referred to regarding the previous statement?
(a) Farley.
(b) Carroll.
(c) MacNiece.
(d) Dixon.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The child must resign the story so s/he can go where?

3. What is not offered to the fisherman?

4. Children would have no need for fairy tales if their dreams were _________________.

5. An adult may take a childhood fairy tale and turn it into what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the two versions of Snow White's relationship with her parents?

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

4. What is the personality of the step-mother and her issue with Snow White?

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

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

7. What examples are given by Bettelheim in regards to oral fixation and the two stories?

8. What is the basis of each version of Little Red Riding Hood? What is the main difference?

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

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

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