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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. It was predicted that Oedipus would kill who?

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

3. Who believed that fairy tales led the listener to look for a higher sense of self?

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

5. A child might believe that his life is filled with what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. From what culture did Cinderella originate? What is the most likely reference to the culture?

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

5. What is the psychological implication of this failure to kill the girl?

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

7. What is the underlying moral of the story?

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

9. Why is the mother seen as the villain in the story even though both parents have agreed on a solution?

10. Explain the opinions of psychoanalysts in regards to fairy tales and violence.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the purpose and use of fairy tales in these areas of development in a child's life such as intellect, family relationships, social interaction, skill sets, fantasizing, autonomy, and maturity. Write a 250-word essay on each item and give examples and references to the stories used in the book.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a beloved fairy tale from your childhood. Dissect the story in the same vein as the stories are analyzed in the book. Examine the various aspects, including metaphors, influences, oedipal references, moral values, psychological implications, and duplicity. Explain each area. Does the dissection change your views on the story?

Essay Topic 3

Although some cultures find little if any difference between myths, fables, fairy tales, and religious parables, the author points out the differences. Compare and contrast these types of stories and how they affect various cultures.

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