Famous German Fairy Tales


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Many German fairy tales rely on two important story features: ordinary people in extraordinary situations and acts of _____.

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1. How did the Pied Piper get back at the villagers who refused to pay him for driving out the rats in ''The Children of Hameln''?

2. What is the ultimate prize that Rumpelstiltzkin is after in the story ''Rumpelstiltzkin''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet lets you see what you know about German fairy tales. You will need to identify popular stories and how the German tales differ from other versions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The way the Pied Piper got his revenge
  • What Cinderella leaves behind in her German form
  • The two defining features of many German fairy tales

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the fate of the wolf in Little Red-Cap
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the characteristics of German fairy tales in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Rumpelstiltskin wants most in the German version of his story

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about the stories and folklore of this nation, view the lesson titled Famous German Fairy Tales. It helps you understand things like:

  • The museum dedicated to fairy tales in Germany
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  • The work of Margaret Arndt