The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where are the main characters sent as a solution?

2. What is the underlying main topic of the story involving Jack?

3. What food is related to this particular fairy tale?

4. In Little Red Riding Hood, what is the most significant change from the older version to the new version?

5. What psychological complex is referred to in this section?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the opinion of the fantasies as they regard truth?

2. What do the children gain from their ordeal with the witch?

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

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

5. What is the name and crux of the original tale regarding Jack and the Beanstalk?

6. What is ironic about outlawing fairy tales and the attitudes of the Victorian age?

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

8. What is the moral involved with the children eating the gingerbread house?

9. What is different about the existence of the targeted parent in the boy's story?

10. Which parts of the mind are addressed? Who studied this concept?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Although the Oedipus Complex is often thought to be purely sexual, Bettelheim asserts that this is not true. Explain the difference between the girls' and boys' views regarding this complex in relation to the father figure. How is the father viewed and treated by boys and girls? What is the major difference? How is a father most likely to respond to each? How might you respond in a similar situation? What is the best way to handle this phase of a child's life?

Essay Topic 3

There is a great deal of information provided regarding the Oedipus Complex. Discuss the indications of this psychological issue as it applies to girls, boys, and parents. Discuss the length of the phase and if a child ever "grows out" of it. Also compare and contrast the opinions of Freud, Jung and Bettelheim regarding the topic. State your opinion on the work and beliefs of each man.

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