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Fairy Tales by Illustration Quiz
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May 18th, 2010 at 20:27 GMT
Am I the only one who had to google Rumpelstiltskin to figure out how to spell it?
May 19th, 2010 at 13:49 GMT
That was nostalgic. I don't know if these illustrations were from your own books or another source, but I had that version of The Gingerbread Man growing up.
May 19th, 2010 at 16:55 GMT
I had to google Rumelstiltskin too! And if you type in "the" Tom Thumb comes up... not sure if there is a glitch on that one. I think I also put "The Goose Who Laid Golden Eggs" in and because of the "who" it didn't work...
May 19th, 2010 at 17:35 GMT
@jsgirl11c: I'd left / at the end of Tom Thumb so after deleting it it doesn't seem to be doing that anymore. Thanks for letting me know.
May 19th, 2010 at 19:52 GMT
Loved the quiz, but who the heck is that litle kid standing behind the Emperor in Picture 19?
May 19th, 2010 at 20:13 GMT
Good question, Flick! The naked kid behind the Emperor needs his own fairy tale, one about going to elementary school without any clothes--I had that dream a lot. :( The Naked Little Dreaming Kid's New Clothes?
May 19th, 2010 at 20:24 GMT
Loved the quiz. The pictures are beautiful. :)
May 19th, 2010 at 20:29 GMT
I really like this quiz! Only hitch is that the Wizard of Oz is not a fairy tale, it's a novel. Suggest replacing it with Cinderella.
May 19th, 2010 at 21:46 GMT
Could you accept Cobbler and the Elves for #15?
May 19th, 2010 at 21:51 GMT
you should accept Goldie Locks and the Three Bears for number 4
May 19th, 2010 at 21:56 GMT
I'd love to know where exactly (which version of the tale) those illustrations are from.
May 19th, 2010 at 22:59 GMT
@beth61: Strangely enough, I bumped Cinderella which I had orginally for the Wizard of Oz as I preferred the image I had for that. I've swapped them back now though.
@trivial: Thanks I've added that one.
@sclark20: That's the Disney name but I've added it.
@kcostell: I got these images from all over the place so it would take me forever to retrace my steps and find the sources - sorry!
May 19th, 2010 at 23:45 GMT
maybe i'm remembering it incorrectly, but I am pretty sure i knew it as the 12 swan princes or the 12 swans growing up...
May 20th, 2010 at 00:48 GMT
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" is also a novel and not a fairy tale, but then defining the fairy tale proper can be a sticky subject (many scholars place Aesop's tales in the separate category of fable, and Bruno Bettelheim goes so far as to exclude Andersen from the "fairy tale" classification). Anyway, nice quiz; it's great to see fairy tales represented on sporcle!
May 20th, 2010 at 01:50 GMT
At least it wasn't another Harry Potter quiz. Nice job.
May 20th, 2010 at 02:03 GMT
Nice idea for a quiz -- thanks! The Wizard of Oz has often been described as the first American fairy tale, so I would have had no objection to seeing it here, if you had left it in. Although I ended up getting most of them. I didn't recognize the Beast as anything other than a bear, so I missed that one!
May 20th, 2010 at 03:45 GMT
Great quiz, gorgeous selection of illustrations! Maybe accept just "Billy Goats Gruff" instead of requiring "Three"? (It's often known just as that, and it took me ages to find the right wording for that one...)
May 20th, 2010 at 04:19 GMT
accept "the golden goose" for "the goose that laid golden eggs." it actually is an alternative name. other than that, great quiz!
May 20th, 2010 at 14:47 GMT
@Pit_trout & jonnyboy180: Thanks have added those two.
May 20th, 2010 at 18:32 GMT
I think you should accept the boy who cried wolf for Peter and the wolf. Fun quiz.
May 21st, 2010 at 02:26 GMT
You sure it's not "The Michelin Man's New Clothes"?
May 22nd, 2010 at 02:51 GMT
Loved the quiz, but was I the only one who completely missed the frog in #3? Even after I saw the answer I had a hard time seeing it.
May 22nd, 2010 at 12:54 GMT
Consider taking "Wild Swans" or even "Children of Lir" (as that's the Irish root of the tale) for number 7? Or else specify that you specifically want Grimm's Fairy Tale names for them. Thanks!
May 22nd, 2010 at 22:53 GMT
@DragonNo4 & jem6336: Ta, added them.
May 23rd, 2010 at 15:51 GMT
@sta_wolf: I've changed it to a clearer image for the Frog Prince so hopefully it should be a bit easier to get now.
May 23rd, 2010 at 19:12 GMT
Who knew that renewed interest in Shrek would help me with this quiz...
May 23rd, 2010 at 20:56 GMT
Very nice quiz! I got them all, but it was a bit of a challenge. "The Six Swans" made me work (despite it being one of my two favorite fairy tales) because it's also known as "The Twelve Swans" or "The Seven Swans" (or even "The Twelve Ravens", though that was obviously not the case). I got it to accept "The Wild Swans", though.
May 24th, 2010 at 12:59 GMT
@firedrake: It was one of my favourites too, there was an animated film of it I used to watch all the time. I thought it was weird hardly anybody was guessing it but I didn't realise it had so many different names. I've added in all those other ones you mentioned (apart from the ravens). Thanks!
May 25th, 2010 at 18:39 GMT
Can you accept "Hanzel and Gretyl" too. I thought the Beast from Beauty and the Beast was a bear!
May 25th, 2010 at 19:12 GMT
@multislack: Apparently Hanzel and Gretyl is a metal band. How does that apply to this quiz?
May 27th, 2010 at 05:38 GMT
I think you should accept "The Shoemaker's Elves"
Jun 26th, 2010 at 15:55 GMT
I couldn't spell hansel and gretal, or thumbelina
Jul 19th, 2010 at 03:43 GMT
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Jul 23rd, 2010 at 04:23 GMT
DAMN second guessing! I thought Puss in Boots, then I said... nah, can't be. *bleep*!
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 04:24 GMT
Another top-notch picture quiz lupin, these are some great images.
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 04:31 GMT
Only missed Six Swans. Never heard of it in my life.
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 04:46 GMT
@picture 18. I'm sad to see Santa has traded in Rudolph for an irish wolfhound.
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 04:53 GMT
You should definitely accept 'Jack and the Giant Beanstalk'. That's the only way I've ever heard it.
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 05:02 GMT
i couldnt figure out how to spell "rumpelstiltskin" :P
Jul 23rd, 2010 at 05:03 GMT
I think I'm dumb because I always thought it was Puss and Boots. Puss in Boots makes so much more sense
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