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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 the story who is the wolf's basic enemy?
2. What animal is seen at the ogre's house and thought to be most valuable?
3. The moral of the story, particularly in the first version, is ________________.
4. What item is give to the Queen at the end of the story?
5. Bettelheim believes that the moral in the early version is ________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the realistic beginning of "Hansel and Gretel."
2. What is the basis of each version of Little Red Riding Hood? What is the main difference?
3. How does Bettelheim separate the Oedipus Complex between boys and girls?
4. What examples are given by Bettelheim in regards to oral fixation and the two stories?
5. What do the children gain from their ordeal with the witch?
6. Why do some cultures insist on outlawing fairy tales?
7. What did the birds know about the situation that the children did not?
8. What is the main difference in Perrault's version?
9. The number three may represent what family relationships?
10. What is ironic about outlawing fairy tales and the attitudes of the Victorian age?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one fairy tale from the book and modernize it according to the previous method. You may add in elements rather than subtracting them, as long as they reflect modern society and are appropriate for a child. Explain and change and its intended effect.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the process of altering and simplifying fairy tales. Who decided the standard by which the fairy tales should be changed? What were the moral and psychological requirements?
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