The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen


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What type of plant is required to help break the brothers' spell in ''The Wild Swans''?

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1. What stipulation is put upon Eliza while she is weaving the shirts for her brothers in ''The Wild Swans''?

2. What does Eliza's silence get her accused of in ''The Wild Swans''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz/worksheet combo is a great tool you can use to quickly test your knowledge of Wild Swans. You must be familiar with the characters and certain elements of the story in order to answer all quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be prepared to do the following when it's time to take this quiz:

  • Identify the type of plant that is needed to break the spell holding Eliza's brothers
  • Describe what Eliza must do when she is making the shirts for her brothers
  • Note what Eliza's silence gets her mistaken for
  • Explain how the evil queen convinces the king that Eliza is not his daughter
  • Note an unusual characteristic the brothers have when they are swans

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how the evil queen tricks the king into not recognizing his daughter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is true of the brothers when they are swans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Eliza

Additional Learning

More information about the plot and characters of this story can be found in the lesson titled The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen. Details discussed in this lesson include:

  • What swans in fairy tales commonly represent
  • Why the evil queen casts a spell on the king's sons
  • How Eliza overcomes the first spell the evil queen casts on her
  • What is to happen to Eliza at the end of the story when the spell on her brothers is broken