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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. "The ___________ drill holes in our skulls to let the Boston Symphony through."
2. The princess feels the frog is as awful as an ___________ when it sits on her lap at dinner.
3. What does the mother give to the children the next day when they are traveling in the woods to try to lose the children once again?
4. What does Hansel take with him as he hears that his parents are going to lose them in the forest?
5. For how long do Hansel and Gretel walk without seeing anything which might help them?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the soldier get from one side of the lake to another with the princesses?
2. What are the three animals to which the musician beckons in the forest before torturing them?
3. What is the problem with the tree which the knight sees and then wants to have one of its branches?
4. What happens when the mother and remaining sisters decide to slaughter the goat?
5. How does Sexton herself see frogs as she eloquently describes in the poem?
6. What is the mystery of the twelve princesses who are locked in their room each night?
7. Why does the princess have to keep her promises to the frog?
8. What does the mother do with two of her daughters, though she tends to leave the other one alone?
9. Who are some of the deceivers which Sexton includes in the beginning of the poem about Red Riding Hood?
10. Why are the messages being sent between the king and the princess getting mixed up in the story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Cinderella has to suffer at the hands of her stepmother and stepsisters after her father dies, and is only able to rely on a dove to help her.
Part 1: Why do you think the story of Cinderella is a story which is meant to help a reader in their lives?
Part 2: How do you think Cinderella might have grown up had she not been treated badly?
Part 3: What do you think you might have done if you were in Cinderella's shoes?
Essay Topic 2
Red Riding Hood is a tale about deception and about trickery, with the little girl trying to be tricked the entire time.
Part 1: Why do you think Little Red Riding Hood is not afraid of the wolf at first?
Part 2: Do you think that the Big Bad Wolf is appropriately punished for his role in the story?
Part 3: How do you think Red Riding Hood could have protected herself and her grandmother?
Essay Topic 3
The father cuts off the hands of his daughter in order to stop a wizard from trying to take her because of her hands.
Part 1: Do you think the father made a good decision when it came to the hands of the daughter?
Part 2: Do you think the father is an evil person? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think the father could have protected the daughter from the wizard?
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