Once Upon a Time Quiz

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Once Upon a Time Quiz

1. Who is the author of “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Alice Munro
B. Nadine Gordimer
C. Toni Morrison
D. Doris Lessing

B. Nadine Gordimer

 

2. What literary technique is predominantly used in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Flashback
B. Allegory
C. Stream of consciousness
D. Humor

B. Allegory

 

3. What is the central theme of “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Love
B. Racial segregation
C. Fear and paranoia
D. Childhood

C. Fear and paranoia

 

4. In “Once Upon a Time,” who initially narrates the story?

A. A child
B. An unnamed narrator
C. The mother
D. The father

B. An unnamed narrator

 

5. What prompts the family in “Once Upon a Time” to increase their home security?

A. A burglary in the neighborhood
B. Advice from a friend
C. A rise in local crime
D. A dream

C. A rise in local crime

 

6. What symbolizes the family’s increasing isolation in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. The high walls around their house
B. The locked doors
C. The security system
D. The dragon’s teeth

A. The high walls around their house

 

7. What tragic event occurs at the end of “Once Upon a Time”?

A. The house catches fire
B. The child is kidnapped
C. The child is harmed by the security system
D. The parents are arrested

C. The child is harmed by the security system

 

8. How does the family in “Once Upon a Time” respond to the advice of their neighbors?

A. They ignore it
B. They follow it strictly
C. They move away
D. They challenge it

B. They follow it strictly

 

9. What does the “happy family” motif in “Once Upon a Time” ultimately critique?

A. Modern relationships
B. Economic disparity
C. Societal expectations
D. False sense of security

D. False sense of security

 

10. In “Once Upon a Time,” what is the family’s initial reaction to the riots?

A. Indifference
B. Panic
C. Sympathy
D. Curiosity

B. Panic

 

11. Which of the following is a symbol used in “Once Upon a Time” to represent fear?

A. A rose
B. A mirror
C. A dragon’s teeth
D. A book

C. A dragon’s teeth

 

12. How does the story “Once Upon a Time” begin?

A. With a poem
B. With a bedtime story
C. With a narrator unable to sleep
D. With a family dinner

C. With a narrator unable to sleep

 

13. What role does the housemaid play in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. She plans the security
B. She warns the family of the danger
C. She tells stories to the child
D. She quits her job in fear

B. She warns the family of danger

 

14. What metaphorical purpose do the high walls in “Once Upon a Time” serve?

A. To showcase wealth
B. To protect from the outside world
C. To symbolize imprisonment
D. To enhance the aesthetic of the house

C. To symbolize imprisonment

 

15. What is the effect of the fairytale-like elements in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. They create a sense of whimsy
B. They emphasize the moral of the story
C. They contrast with the dark themes
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

 

16. What does the security system in “Once Upon a Time” fail to protect the family from?

A. External threats
B. Their own fears
C. Internal corruption
D. Economic collapse

B. Their own fears

 

17. How does the setting of “Once Upon a Time” contribute to the story’s message?

A. It is vague and universal
B. It is distinctly South African
C. It is historical
D. It is futuristic

A. It is vague and universal

 

18. What does the child in “Once Upon a Time” represent?

A. Innocence
B. Curiosity
C. Wisdom
D. All of the above

D. All of the above

 

19. What literary form is “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Novel
B. Short story
C. Poem
D. Essay

B. Short story

 

20. Who is the intended audience of the bedtime story within “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Adult readers
B. The child in the story
C. The narrator themself
D. All readers

A. Adult readers

 

21. In “Once Upon a Time,” how do the neighbors influence the family’s actions?

A. They encourage them to move
B. They instill more fear
C. They help them decorate the house
D. They lend them books

B. They instill more fear

 

22. What does the family ultimately add to their security system in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. Surveillance cameras
B. A moat with crocodiles
C. Barbed wire
D. An electric fence

C. Barbed wire

 

23. How does “Once Upon a Time” challenge the notion of a ‘fairy tale’ ending?

A. By ending with a tragedy
B. By leaving the story unresolved
C. By having a villain win
D. By introducing a new conflict at the end

A. By ending with a tragedy

 

24. What emotion does the security apparatus in the story escalate in the family?

A. Joy
B. Trust
C. Paranoia
D. Satisfaction

C. Paranoia

 

25. What is the irony in the family’s attempt to protect themselves in “Once Upon a Time”?

A. They become more vulnerable
B. They attract more attention
C. They make no mistakes
D. They become popular in the neighborhood

A. They become more vulnerable