English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Reading Literature - Fairy Tales and Fables (Questions)

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This quiz asks children to identify the key features in fairy tales and fables. Children in elementary school English and Literacy classes should know and be able to retell these tales, alongside traditional stories.

Many fairy tales have similar features, like how they begin. As soon as you read or hear ‘Once upon a time…’ you know this is a fairy tale. Test your knowledge on similarities between your favorite fairy tales.

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1. Most fairy tales end like this.
[ ] A happy ending.
[ ] A sad ending.
[ ] Somebody screaming.
[ ] Somebody dancing.
2. Finish this fairy tale title: Beauty and the...
[ ] Frog
[ ] Child
[ ] Dog
[ ] Beast
3. Look at the picture, who does this look like?
[ ] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Beast
[ ] An Ugly Sister
[ ] Wide Awake Princess
4. Which character breaks three chairs, tries three porridges and sleeps in three beds?
[ ] Cinderella
[ ] Snow White
[ ] Goldilocks
[ ] Gretel
5. Who is after the three little pigs?
[ ] The Beast
[ ] A wolf
[ ] A witch
[ ] Three bears
6. In “The Tortoise and the Hare,” what lesson should you learn?
[ ] Slow and steady wins the race.
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Do not lie.
[ ] Work first and then play.
7. In “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” what lesson should you learn?
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Do not lie.
[ ] Slow and steady wins the race.
[ ] Work first and then play.
8. The number three is used in fairy tales but which of these stories does not have any connection to that number?
[ ] Goldilocks and the Three Bears
[ ] Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
[ ] Three Little Pigs
[ ] Rumpelstiltskin
9. Which of these characters is not normally a 'good' character?
[ ] Witch
[ ] Princess
[ ] Fairy
[ ] Dwarf
10. In “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” what lesson should you learn?
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Work first and then play.
[ ] Do not lie.
[ ] Slow and steady wins the race.
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Reading Literature - Fairy Tales and Fables (Answers)
1. Most fairy tales end like this.
[x] A happy ending.
[ ] A sad ending.
[ ] Somebody screaming.
[ ] Somebody dancing.
It is actually a saying, to want a happy ending - it means you want to have a happy life, like in the fairy tales.
2. Finish this fairy tale title: Beauty and the...
[ ] Frog
[ ] Child
[ ] Dog
[x] Beast
The beauty in this story is called Belle, which is french for beautiful.
3. Look at the picture, who does this look like?
[x] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Beast
[ ] An Ugly Sister
[ ] Wide Awake Princess
Sleeping Beauty is actually called Princess Aurora.
4. Which character breaks three chairs, tries three porridges and sleeps in three beds?
[ ] Cinderella
[ ] Snow White
[x] Goldilocks
[ ] Gretel
Goldilocks is later found by the three bears - who aren't too happy!
5. Who is after the three little pigs?
[ ] The Beast
[x] A wolf
[ ] A witch
[ ] Three bears
This is also called a fable because there is a moral to the story.
6. In “The Tortoise and the Hare,” what lesson should you learn?
[x] Slow and steady wins the race.
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Do not lie.
[ ] Work first and then play.
Can you remember who wins the race?
7. In “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” what lesson should you learn?
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Do not lie.
[ ] Slow and steady wins the race.
[x] Work first and then play.
This is one of Aesop's Fables.
8. The number three is used in fairy tales but which of these stories does not have any connection to that number?
[ ] Goldilocks and the Three Bears
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
[ ] Three Little Pigs
[ ] Rumpelstiltskin
Although the clue isn't in the name, Rumpelstiltskin lets the daughter guess his name three times.
9. Which of these characters is not normally a 'good' character?
[x] Witch
[ ] Princess
[ ] Fairy
[ ] Dwarf
Most of the time witches in fairy tales are bad and stay that way!
10. In “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” what lesson should you learn?
[ ] Look first before you act.
[ ] Work first and then play.
[x] Do not lie.
[ ] Slow and steady wins the race.
It's much better to tell the truth at all times.