Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales

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Oscar Wilde

See if you can master three of the most famous of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Oscar Wilde's fairy tales were written for his children, but are in fact for adults.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince contain the motif of love between elders and children
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Female figures appear cold-hearted and frivolous in The Happy Prince and The Nightingale and the Rose, because
    • A. 

      Oscar Wilde prefered men in his private life

    • B. 

      Oscar Wilde thought that women was a decorative sex

    • C. 

      Oscar Wilde wants to underline the value of true love regardless of sex

  • 4. 
    The Selfish giant wants his beautiful   to himself and doesn't allow the children to come and   .His heart will melt when the youngest, who cannot climb a tree, asks him to help him. When the Giant does, the child gives him a   and melts his selfish heart. Years after, they meet again, but the child shows the Giant the marks of nails on his hands and  . He is Jesus, and has come to take the Giant to His own garden, Paradise, in return for what he had done. 
  • 5. 
    The religious feeling in the Selfish Giant is more aesthetically felt than authentic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The fact that the prince was sheltered from unhapinness when he was alive

    • B. 

      The fact that cruel children threw stones to the swallow

    • C. 

      The fact that upper classes have no feelings for working people, like the seamstress

    • D. 

      The fact that the Town's leaders only appreciated a statue for its beauty and not its historic value

    • E. 

      The fact that a statue covered with gold stood in a town full of poor people.

  • 7. 
    Do you think the nightingale's sacrifice for the student was worth it? Write three reasons for your answer.