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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. These stories will often force the child to face what kind of crises?
2. It is said that fairy tales manage to give children which of the following?
3. Which part of the mind is not fed by fairy tales?
4. At what age do fairy tales begin to have real meaning for a child?
5. Fairy tales tend to start out in what way?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the general rule of continuity in a fairy tale? Why is it important?
2. What is the purpose of being able to divide the stepmother's personality into two separate entities?
3. Why have some parents and educators outlawed fairy tales?
4. Who is Louis MacNeice and what does he say about fairy tales?
5. What story does Bettelheim refer to regarding the introduction of duality?
6. How is a supreme being or other force worked into fairy tales?
7. Bruno Bettelheim quotes Charles Dickens on fairy tales. What does Dickens say?
8. Why were these things used? What did they teach to children?
9. What example is used regarding the differentiation between fantasy and reality?
10. How does a child view the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Research and find an ancient myth of your choice. Convert the myth into a modern day fairy tale. Use Tolkien's outline for creating a successful story as well as Bettelheim's additions to the outline. What are the biggest changes that will need to be made? Which are the easiest? Which are the most difficult? How did the story change?
Essay Topic 3
Some cultures have chosen to outlaw fairy tales. Give a list of which cultures are most well known for this practice. Who outlawed the stories? Is it legal? Could it happen in the United States? Explain. Under what circumstances and authority were the stories banned? Which was the most famous one banned or changed according to this school of thought? How did parents and educators react? How would you react?
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