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Are you an expert in fairy tales? (Bilingual lens!)

Updated on March 3, 2014

Ali zelo dobro poznamo pravljice? (Do we know fairy tales very well?) (Bilingual lens!!!)

Names of classic classic fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks, Aladdin and others always bring back nice memories of childhood, but we may be surprised when we notice not all versions of fairy tales are the same. Sometimes our friends recollect the same story with different details, maybe with different twists or even endings and messages.

Goldilocks for instance changed from the tale about the intruder to the tale about the cultivation of bears in only few decades. However, some things stay the same. The author of the Princess and the Pea will always be H. C. Andersen, for instance. This is the chance to find out if we belong to the group of experts. So let us test our knowledge in short pop quiz with seven questions!

This is the third and most difficult test in the series of three. If you aced first two, you stand a good chance, but even a total zero should not disappoint you, because questions are not easy at all.

(all used images are in public domain due their authors' died at least 70 years ago or they put it in so called CC 1.0 on their own will)

Take a break with nightingale song

A nightingale is not pretty at first look, but it posses almost a magic charm when it starts singing. Almost the same as the case with Jenny Lind.

Isn't it fascinating?

One more time, this time with explanations

1. Hans Andersen was a traveler who lived more then nine years out of his homeland, but he never visited China. He was still fascinated with the country and he wasn't alone. When Jenny Lind came to Denmark, the place of her concert was decorated under influence of Far East. Everything together led to the fairy tale titled same as Jenny's nickname.

2. Believe it or not, fairies came into Sleeping Beauty only centuries after Basile's death. In his book the story was much different, she had children, the prince was married and had a servant willing to betray him.

3. Probably easiest of all presented cases. The title has nothing to do with the number of fables included. This number varies from few dozens to several hundreds.

4. Here we are with Basile's collection again. This is the book where everything starts and Cinderella is no exception. She is not a nice person in this version, but she manages to live happily ever after anyway.

5. It's pretty interesting to notice the absence of Snow White in this collection. The reason is probably its origin from Northern parts of Europe.

6. It's a sparrow. No need for expertise on this one, just common knowledge.

7. Yes, he was graphic artist and actually illustrated some of his more famous brothers' books.

Ojej, konec ... / Ohmy, the end ... - Charles Perrault je bil le eden od mojstrov pravljic / Charles Perrault was just one of themasters of fairy tales

Need an idea?

When you visit a family with a child you can't miss if you bring a book with fairy tales. This kind of gift is fun, educative, inspiring and can last for life. Andersen's collection is very special because it is not always light and fun, it can have deeper and even bitter tones as well.

But it is sincere, it reads fluent and you really can't miss with it. It is suitable for all ages.

Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales

Why this author deserves a privileged status among many great authors? Find out for yourself!

 

Je bilo pretezko? / Was it too difficult?

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Ste naredili veliko napak? / Did you make a lot of mistakes?

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So vas razlicne verzije pravljic zmedle? - Did different versions of fairy tales confuse you?

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      Miha Gasper 3 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      It's just a little hard keeping track of them. Excellent lens!

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @JamesXavier LM: My words exactly!

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      JamesXavier LM 4 years ago

      and?

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @takkhisa: Happy to hear that!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I have made three mistakes but still I have enjoyed taking these quizzes :)

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @ConvenientCalendar: Good to hear that!

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Great quiz!

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @anonymous: Life is full of surprises:-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Odd I was here a while back and took the quizzes and for some reason was able to take them again, thought they sounded familiar and got 70% as compared to 43% last time around.

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @siobhanryan: Thank you!

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Great quiz

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: Good for you!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I'm maybe confused, but entertained! Thanks!

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Absolutely, I enjoyed it :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: Thank you!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: Good for you!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: I hope it was fun too:)

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: I agree. It was really enjoyable :)

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      I am not confused at all :)

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Very confusing man. :)

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      not at all. enjoyed this bilingual lens. new experience!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Yes, confused and really not good at this. Thanks for the education!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It was confusing but fun! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It was fun and I learned something.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You certainly know your fairy tales, I only got 43% but I had 100% fun!

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Glad you included the nightingale video

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      Heidi Reina 6 years ago from USA

      Yes they did. But it's wonderful to be reminded of all my childhood favorites.

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      Marcia 6 years ago from England

      I used to love fairy tales when I was little - The Princess and the Pea was my favourite! It's great that you have written some lenses in two languages, how fantastic.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      This was a very interest quiz and I appreciate the bilingual lens. I do love fairy tales!

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      I love different versions of fairy tales. So interesting!

      Great lens, and I love that it's bilingual!! Blessed by a Squid Angel!! :)

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      YourFirstTime 6 years ago

      I actually took a college class on fairytales. They have a lot of deep meaning.

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      vauldine 6 years ago

      You are just gifted to be biligual. Bless you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I did terrible, but it was fun.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Kinda confused me but did give something to think about.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I did badly on the quiz, but enjoyed your lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I know there are different versions of most fairy tales, but I never heard one in which Cinderella killed her own mother! Thanks for a great lens! Appreciate the bilingual aspect, and I loved the little nightingale!