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Disney Lit Quiz

Can you guess the original facts of these classic Disney tales?

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  1. 1. Who is/are the original author(s) of the tale "Snow White"?

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    The Grimm Brothers
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    Hans Christian Andersen
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    Charles Perrault
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    Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
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    The Grimm Brothers published Snow White in 1812.

  2. 2. What year was "Cinderella" published?

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    1812
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    1784
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    1697
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    1535
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    Cinderella was published by Charles Perrault in 1697.

  3. 3. In the original story, what country is Aladdin from?

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    India
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    Persia
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    Egypt
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    China
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    Although Aladdin is a Middle Eastern tale, the story is set in China, and Aladdin is explicitly Chinese.

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  4. 4. In a later adaption of the poem "Mulan," what is the fate of our beloved heroine?

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    She has a family.
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    She commits suicide.
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    She dies in battle.
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    She serves the Emperor.
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    In Chu Renho's romance "Sui Tang Yanyi" (c. 1675), Mulan commits suicide after she returns from war to find that her father has died, her mother remarried, and the khan has summoned her to be his concubine.

  5. 5. What was the original "catch" to Ariel trading her voice for legs?

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    She must get the prince to kiss her after three days.
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    The prince must trade his voice for her life.
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    Every step feels like knives, and the prince must marry her.
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    She has to kill the sea witch to break the contract.
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    When Ariel fails to get the prince to marry her, and refuses to kill him to save her life, her body dissolves into sea foam.

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  6. 6. What is it about Belle in the original tale that is left out of the Disney movie?

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    She has two older sisters.
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    She has a pet.
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    Her mother is alive.
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    Her father is rich.
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    Belle's two older sisters closely resemble the step-sisters of Cinderella, and treat Belle like a servant. They are wicked, selfish, and mock Belle.

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  7. 7. In the original tale, what happens to Aurora while she's sleeping?

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    Nothing.
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    A dragon watches over her.
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    She grows old with age.
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    She is raped and has children.
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    The earliest known version of "Sleeping Beauty" is from an episode contained in Perceforest, the “Histoire de Troïlus et de Zellandine,” (1330-44). Troilus rapes Zellandine in her deep coma, and she delivers the child without waking.

  8. 8. In the original tale, what does Rapunzel's captor do to her after she finds her with a prince?

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    Take her away forever.
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    Cut off her hair and banish her.
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    Kill her so that no one can have her.
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    Kill the prince, so that he will never tell where Rapunzel lives.
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    When Dame Gothel finds Rapunzel pregnant with the prince's twins, she cuts off her hair and banishes her to the wilderness. Dame Gothel then waits for the prince to visit. When hearing the news that he will never see Rapunzel again, the prince leaps from the tower and is blinded by the thorns below. Don't worry though. Rapunzel and the prince find each other in the end, the prince's sight is restored, and they live happily ever after!

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  9. 9. What one thing from the Disney movie "Frozen" that isn't included in the original?

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    The ice palace.
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    The two sisters.
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    The reindeer.
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    The trolls.
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    The story "Frozen" was inspired by the tale "The Snow Queen," by Hans Christian Andersen. Though the two sisters do not exist, a boy and a girl do go on an adventure to an ice palace, owned by a Snow Queen, and struggle to define good and evil.

  10. 10. What original fairy tale was "Brave" based on?

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    The Girl and the Bear
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    The Read-Headed Girl
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    The Witch in the Woods
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    None of the above.
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    Brave was an original Pixar story written by Brenda Chapman, released in 2012.

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