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The Grimm Brothers' Cinderella: Summary & Characters

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What advice does Cinderella receive from her dying mother in the Grimm brothers' version of Cinderella?

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1. In the Grimm brothers' version, Cinderella receives help from _____ and a magic _____.

2. Before she can go to the ball, Cinderella's stepmother tosses what into the ashes for the girl to clean up in the the Grimm brothers' version of Cinderella?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While most of us are probably familiar with the Disney version of Cinderella, there are significant differences between that and the way the Grimm Brothers told the story. On this worksheet and quiz, you will be tested on what finally happens to the stepsisters, who helps Cinderella when she needs it, and how the stepsisters try to trick the prince.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions test you on:

  • The advice Cinderella's mother imparts on her deathbed
  • What Cinderella's stepmother throws into the fireplace
  • Who helps Cinderella throughout the tale

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Cinderella's stepmother to explain the seemingly impossible task she forces the girl to perform
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what Cinderella's stepsisters do so that one of them might marry the prince
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens to the evil stepsisters at the end of the story

Additional Learning

Access the lesson called The Grimm Brothers Cinderella: Summary & Characters for additional study. When you finish the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Name the year that the Grimm Brothers wrote Cinderella
  • Describe Cinderella's father
  • Tell what Cinderella asks her father to bring her
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