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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 does the golden ball go when the princess accidentally loses it in the poem?
2. Who hears the snores of the wolf and realizes those snores cannot come from a grandmother?
3. "The ___________ drill holes in our skulls to let the Boston Symphony through."
4. The __________ is the one who tunes into a new neighborhood, having misplaced the past.
5. The insomniac is the one whose heart jumps like a _____________ when they are listening on their transistor.
Short Essay Questions
1. What will happen for the two eyed sister if she sings for the goat, according to the advice of an old woman?
2. What does the mother do with two of her daughters, though she tends to leave the other one alone?
3. What does the wolf learn from the girl the first time they talk, since she is not afraid of him at all.
4. What happens when the mother and remaining sisters decide to slaughter the goat?
5. Why does the princess agree to doing all of the things that the frog asks of her?
6. How does Sexton herself see frogs as she eloquently describes in the poem?
7. Who are some of the deceivers which Sexton includes in the beginning of the poem about Red Riding Hood?
8. Why does the father decide that he needs to cut off the hands of his daughter in the poem?
9. Why does the maiden have to stay at home during the war in which her husband fights?
10. How does the soldier get from one side of the lake to another with the princesses?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Each night, the daughters dance until their shoes are in tatters, though the father locks them in their room.
Part 1: Why do you think the daughters decide to go out dancing every night?
Part 2: Do you think the daughters are being disobedient in going out dancing each night?
Part 3: How do you think you might react if you were to find out that your children were sneaking off each night?
Essay Topic 2
In order to save her life, the girl will sacrifice all of her worldly possessions and her future child in order to avoid death for not being able to spin straw into gold.
Part 1: Why do you think the girl didn't want to die as a criminal?
Part 2: Do you think the others believed that the girl was capable of performing the feat of spinning gold on her own?
Part 3: How would you have dealt with this situation if you were in the shoes of the girl?
Essay Topic 3
In many fairy tale stories, the characters are chosen ones, with large tasks before them or great risks to their lives.
Part 1: What is the importance of being a chosen one?
Part 2: Why do you think so many characters in fairy tales are considered to be the chosen ones?
Part 3: How do you think you might act in your life if you knew you were the chosen one?
This section contains 740 words
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