Folktales and Fairytales
Listen to part of a lecture in a literature class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Oral traditions in folktales and fairy tales.
- B. Common characters and plots in folktales and fairy tales.
- C. Differences between folktales and fairy tales.
- D. Hidden meaning in folktales and fairy tales.
- What does the professor mean when he says that folktales are communal?
- A. They vary little form one community to another.
- B. They serve to strengthen tiles among individuals within a community.
- C. They relate important events in the history of a community.
- D. They can be adapted to meet the needs of a community.
- Why does the professor clarify the concept of a “fairy tale”?
- A. To explain the origins of the term “fairy tale”.
- B. To eliminate a possible definition of the term ”fairy tale”.
- C. To support a claim about the function of fairy tales.
- D. To indicate that fairies are a major element in fairy tale.
- What does the professor say about the setting of fairy tales?
- A. The tales are usually set in a nonspecific location.
- B. The location is determined by the country of origin of a tale.
- C. The tales are set in a location familiar to the author.
- D. A storyteller varies the location of a tale depending on the audience.
- In the lecture, the professor discusses characteristics of folktales and fairy tales. Indicate the characteristics of each type of tale.
|Their appeal is now mainly to children.||A||B|
|The plot is the only stable element.||A||B|
|The tales are transmitted orally.||A||B|
|There is one accepted version.||A||B|
|Characters are well developed.||A||B|
|The language is relatively formal.||A||B|
- Why does the professor say this? 🎧
- A. To support the student’s statement.
- B. To ask the student to clarify her statement.
- C. To find out if the students know what story the line comes from.
- D. To clarify the relationship between time and space in fairy tales.
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