From 'Cinderella' to 'The Bear Prince': International Fairy Tales Quiz
by Staff
Every culture has its fairy tales to teach and entertain, but you may be surprised to learn how the themes of these stories transcend borders. Take our quiz to see how much you know about tales from nations near and far.

The 2013 film "Frozen" is based on a story by this fairy tale master.

  • Brothers Grimm
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Aesop

What is the name of the young girl in "The Snow Queen"?

  • Gretel
  • Anna
  • Gerda

True or false: In the original "Cinderella" fairy tale, the wicked stepsisters finally get what they deserve for their bad behavior.

  • true
  • false

In what country did the story of Cinderella originate?

  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Germany

What was Sleeping Beauty's name in the fairy tale version of the story?

  • Talia
  • Tanila
  • Tasha

Who awakens Sleeping Beauty in the original fairy tale?

  • her father
  • her baby
  • her prince

What country did the tale of Pinocchio originate in?

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France

What happened to the talking cricket in the "Pinocchio" fairy tale?

  • lived happily ever after
  • married and had baby crickets
  • killed by Pinocchio

How old are the earliest written versions of "The Thousand and One Nights"?

  • 9th century
  • 14 century
  • 17 century

True or false: In the fairy tale version of "Aladdin," the plucky street urchin is killed by the genie.

  • true
  • false

How many thieves did Ali Baba have to deal with to get his hands on the treasure?

  • 20
  • 40
  • 100

Where do the 40 thieves hide when trying to trick Ali Baba?

  • piles of hay
  • barrels
  • oil jars

How many voyages does Sinbad undertake?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

What classic fairy tale was written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont?

  • "Rapunzel"
  • "Beauty and the Beast"
  • "Snow White"

What grew into the tiny girl Thumbelina?

  • magic beans
  • stones
  • barley seed

Who wrote "The Little Mermaid"?

  • Brothers Grimm
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Basile of Naples

True or false: The Little Mermaid marries the prince in the fairy tale version of the story.

  • true
  • false

How do Hansel and Gretel kill the witch?

  • hit her with a chair
  • bury her alive
  • burn her in the oven

What creature had entirely too much leisure time compared to the hardworking ants?

  • grasshopper
  • turtle
  • sparrow

What country were Asbjornsen and Moe from?

  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Iceland

Where did the tale of "Cannatella" originate?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy

Which of the following was NOT one of the "Bremen Town Musicians"?

  • frog
  • cat
  • rooster

What country has tales centered around a sea ghost named Draugen?

  • Norway
  • Japan
  • South Africa

What creature eats Tom Thumb in the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm?

  • whale
  • lion
  • wolf

True or false: In the Brothers Grimm version of "Snow White," the dwarves have no names.

  • true
  • false

What happens to the wicked queen in the "Snow White" fairy tale?

  • shot by an arrow
  • dances to death
  • eaten by wolves

What are "The Emperor's New Clothes" made of?

  • chain mail
  • nothing
  • silk

True or false: In the Brothers Grimm story, Rapunzel pulls her prince into the tower, and they live happily ever after.

  • true
  • false

What country did "The Bear Prince" originate in?

  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • France

What kills the frog-woman in a traditional Spanish fairy tale?

  • chicken bones
  • venomous snake
  • pack of wolves