Charles Perrault's Cinderella: History & Summary


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Charles Perrault's version of the story of Cinderella is titled _____.

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1. Perrault added some key features to the fairy tale, including the fairy godmother, the glass slippers, and the _____.

2. In Perrault's Cinderella story, the only thing that does not disappear at midnight when the spell is broken is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, our expert instructors created a resource to help you assess your knowledge of the history and summary of Charles Perrault's Cinderella. Some of the topics you'll be tested on include the original title of Perrault's story, what the author added to the fairy tale that persists in its modern re-telling and what happens to those famous glass slippers in the 1950 Disney version.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this interesting quiz to check how well you understand how to:

  • Name the original title of Charles Perrault's version of Cinderella
  • Detail some of the features Perrault added to the fairy tale
  • Identify the only thing that doesn't disappear when the spell is broken
  • Describe a modern feminist critiques of the story
  • Explain what happens to one of Cinderella's glass slippers in the 1950 Disney version of the story

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the features Perrault added to the fairy tale and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the original title of Perrault's story
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson

Additional Learning

For more information about this famous story, take a look at our lesson called Charles Perrault's Cinderella: History & Summary. In addition to helping you answer the questions on this quiz, this lesson is designed to help you:

  • Detail when Charles Perrault's story was first published
  • Explain how many nights of balls exist in Perrault's version of the story
  • Discuss how Perrault's story reflects the options available to women in his time