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. In traditional roles, the father acts as which of the following?

2. The situation encourages to seek what from the father?

3. According to this section of the text, some cultures have done what to fairy tales?

4. How many ways are there in which this situation might be resolved?

5. Many parents who are considered to be ________ dislike fairy tales.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the result of this change? How do the children view their mother?

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

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

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

5. What is the reason that the number three is significant in fairy tales?

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

7. Why do some cultures insist on outlawing fairy tales?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Examine the origins of fairy tales as presented in the book. When was the majority of the tales created? Where? By whom were the stories written? Was there one culture responsible for most or all of them? Explain. How can the origin be proven? Also explore the use of oral tradition in storytelling in various cultures and eras.

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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