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Do we know fairy tales? (Bilingual!)

Updated on March 2, 2014

Pop quiz for beginners (Bilingual lens)

Everybody knows classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella and others. We grew up with them, our kids are growing up with them. They help us transforming knowledge and values, they teach us what is right and what not.

Well, it seem, older we get, more of the details we tend to forget and sometimes we are misguided by different versions of well known stories. Do you know, they are about one fifteen hundred versions of the story of Cinderella all over the world? Yes, and in some of these she is not very nice, as the majority of us is used to.

The most famous collections were written by Andersen and brothers Grimm and they probably make the core of basic education for children. Everybody should be familiar with these. They are invaluable indeed.

But do we really know them? Let us test our knowledge in short pop quiz!

All used images are in public domain

This questions were pretty easy, but just in case, let's walk through each one of them:

1. I don't think anybody can miss the answer on the first one. Less known is fact Andersen designed the main character after his grand mother.

2. The opening scene from Frog Prince is at the well, where the princess spends her time with a golden ball until it drops in the water.

3. Another easy question. I can add another interesting fact - this tale is not part of tradition from Middle East but rather from Greek mythology.

4. The main problem at this is probably with the title. In our country Grimms' tale was titled Motovilka (Rapunzel) and Disney's is known as Zlatolaska (Tangled). We all know about the hair, right?

5. This one is interesting. One of participants used a logic and thought they were too poor to have the cow in the first place. Well, in some versions Jack and his mom are presented as nobility who lost fortune due to the giant.

6. I hope you didn't have so many problems as Ali Baba's brother in law, who forgot the saying.

7. Some people fall in this one, because it is kind of trick question. But 'duckling' in this story is actually a swan in this is the main point, so there should be no problem at solving.

More about fairy tales and authors (and many others) you can find on the right part of the screen.

Have you read them already?

Fairy tales are important for many reasons. They help to improve imagination, they solve many problems similar to real ones and they are great for parent - child bonding. Time, spend reading together, will create a memorable experience which should not be missed by any means.

Huh, finally!

Ilustracija / Image by Arthur Rackham
Ilustracija / Image by Arthur Rackham

Do you feel like Jack or giant? I hope it wasn't too complicated and you didn't fall on trick questions like the one from the Ugly Duckling, where we have a swan in the main role ...

Se eno glasovanje, prosim! / One more poll, please!

Imate radi kvize? / Do you like pop quizzes?

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Do you feel like Jack or giant? I hope it wasn't too complicated and you didn't fall on trick questions like the one from the Ugly Duckling, where we have a swan in the main role ...

Dvoboj mnenj / Duel Debate

Ali je kviz najboljsi nacin za preverjanje znanja? / Is pop quizz best way of knowledge examination?

Da, je hiter, zabaven in zanimiv / Yes, it is fast, funny and amusing

Da, je hiter, zabaven in zanimiv / Yes, it is fast, funny and amusing

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    • Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @anonymous: I am with you:-)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      One more learning tool!

    • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: Good for you:)

    • Ajeet 5 years ago

      As long as we enjoy it, we are doing fine, I guess.

    • KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I'm always amazed when I do well on them. Some quizzes are very hard.

    • CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      They are fun

    • Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      It depends upon the goal. It's fun and helps us see what we have forgotten or never knew.

    • Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think they're fun, but could get tedious after a while if used too much!

    • reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      All quizzes are a test of content awareness, as to critically reflective grasp of epistemological issues, I'm not so sure.

    • Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I do like quizzes, and I enjoy trivia. It's a good way to learn interesting things.

    • Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Kvizi so superca!

    • ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      It's a good fun way.

    • Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      It was great.

    Ne, kviz je premalo znanstven / No, pop quizz is not scientific enough

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      • Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

        @maryLuu: Well...

      • maryLuu 4 years ago

        Not really...

      • Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        I think one can't just rely on quizzes, but they are a good tool to use.

      • Lemming13 6 years ago

        They're fun, but for real understanding I prefer more in depth questions.

      • Ilona E 6 years ago from Ohio

        not really, but they are fun

      • NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

        Pop quizes are a very good way of knowledge examination, but they have some downsides too. I believe in using many different ways for testing knowledge.

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          Miha Gasper 3 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          @anonymous: Great to hear that.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Not bad at all.

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          Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          @takkhisa: Very happy to hear that!

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          Takkhis 4 years ago

          Not bad at all! I enjoyed it :)

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          Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          @ConvenientCalendar: Great!

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          ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

          Very fun! I learned a lot!

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          Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          @RuralFloridaLiving: Great!

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          RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

          Very well. It was fun!

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          Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          @anonymous: Great!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Not too bad I guess! :)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @maryLuu: Not at all!

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          maryLuu 4 years ago

          5 out of 7! Not very bad...

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Heidi Vincent: This is pretty good score!

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          I got 6 out of 7.

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          Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

          5 out of 7. I am not complaining.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          @WriterJanis2: This is great score. I sometimes get only 5 of 7 and I always cheat;)

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          @sandi_x: Thanks!

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          sandi_x 5 years ago

          Great

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          @Tugee: Not great is still better than bad;)

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          Tugee 5 years ago

          Not great.

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          KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

          Not too bad. Your humorous choices were fun (i.e., Scotty beaming up the prince).

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          robertsugar lm 5 years ago

          Not good...

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          Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

          7 out of 7 woohoo! OK, so some were guesses but I'll keep the smug feeling anyway ;)

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          CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

          I only missed one!

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          sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          4 out of 7. too bad. any how enjoyed your quiz and learned some thing new. thanks.

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          sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          4 out of 7. too bad. any how enjoyed your quiz and learned some thing new. thanks.

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          mivvy 6 years ago

          I loved your quiz and learned some slovene at the same time

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          Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

          I did Ok, but not great. I missed two.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Only 2. I have to renew material on fairy tales :)

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          dc64 lm 6 years ago

          It seems like many of us didn't know the frog king one, myself included. The others I answered correctly. The Little Match Girl has always been a favorite of mine.

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          grannysage 6 years ago

          I got them all right except the Frog king. Somehow I must have missed that story. Interesting quiz

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          thesuccess2 6 years ago

          Didn't know what the frog brought

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          katiecolette 6 years ago

          I got most of them right :)

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          CelinaHamm 6 years ago

          4/7 :)

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          seegreen 6 years ago

          Seven out of seven for me :)

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          Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

          6/7 not bad, but I have to revise my classic fairy tales

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          3 out of seven...

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          Lemming13 6 years ago

          Seven out of seven - or to quote another fairytale, Seven In One Blow! Fun quiz

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          dogface lm 6 years ago

          2 out of 7 :D

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          Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

          Woohoo! 7 out of 7 :-)

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          Ilona E 6 years ago from Ohio

          yes! I know my fairy tales, and aced your quiz. now if I just knew others things so well....

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          bames24 lm 6 years ago

          your lens is great... I love the idea that you gave me the chance to read it in English... I appreciate all the work you put into it... :)

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          Chazz 6 years ago from New York

          Great fun! I like that you wrote it in two languages.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Not bad at all, 6 out of 7! Nice quiz!

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          NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

          6 out of 7 -- I thought jack traded a goat. I thought to myself -- they were poor, a goat seems more probable than a whole cow. Not bad -- interesting bilingual approach. I like fairy tales, thank you ;)

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          Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

          6 out of 7, that's not too bad, but my Dad read fairy tales to me when I was little. I missed the one about the Frog King because I don't know if I ever heard that one. Thanks for sharing the translation and the lens.

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          Ruthi 6 years ago

          YIPEs! 4 out of 7! I'm glad you translate! That is amazing!

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          ClinicallySigni 6 years ago

          Wow, I got a 6 out of 7. I thought I did terrible for a second there. GREAT IDEA to do your lenses in both languages. Took a second to get used to but it is really a fantastic idea!

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          Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

          Aced the quiz! Nice job.

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          journey103 6 years ago from USA

          This is great...pictures and the translations. I guess there's a little Jack and Giant in all of us!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          5 out of 7. I like how you did this combining Slovenian and English, very nicely done/!

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          reasonablerobby 6 years ago

          yahay 7 out of 7

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

          @TonyPayne: Hi, thanks for your visit. I have to correct you. This lens is not written in Polish, it is Slovene (from the sunny side of the Alps) language. And there is nothing wrong to fel like Jack, even he was sometimes powerless. In the end of the story he won and giant lost:))

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          Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

          Often more like Jack, somewhat powerless, but at times like the Giant, few friends. I thought this was going to be just a Polish lens, but I love the way you did this in both Polish and English, very nicely done, and also educational.

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          Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          The photo got me.

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          JanezKranjski 6 years ago

          Huh, komaj 1 od 7 prav. Bo treba kmalu obnoviti znanje.

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

          @gypsyman27 lm: Sorry to trick you with this question. It was not meant so. We can also say the Andersen's title is misleading, because ugly duckling is not a duck at all. I think the message of that story is we should find who we really are to live happily ever after. I am sure to meet you again, you got some great lenses, so I wil visit them sooner or later:)

          All the best and thanks for your comments!

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          gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

          Four out of seven because I said duck instead of swan. It was a trick question!:~) See you around the galaxy...

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

          @puerdycat lm: Thanks for your visit. Little match girl can be read on-line on http://www.andersenstories.com/en/andersen_fairy-t... and on other sites. But i have to worn you - this is not a story with classic happy ever after ending. I think it is beautiful just the way it is.

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          puerdycat lm 6 years ago

          Love the illustration! ... and ... that you've translated ... I know I'd heard "the little match girl" but it was a long, long time ago! Delightful, thanks!

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          ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

          I have to admit to 100%

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Ena narobe:(

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          Stacy Birch 6 years ago

          I know all my fairy tales, that makes me happy!

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          Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          Just perfect!

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          Honnlinne 6 years ago

          Se nismo prav dobro odrezali. S kvizom o risankah bi se vsekakor bolje odrezali.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Like a Jack who have beaten the giant!