Fairy Tale Trivia Quiz

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1. Behind the alias

Red Riding-Hood

When the little girl everyone knows as Little Red Riding-Hood first appeared in English, in a translation of a story by Charles Perrault, she was given a more conventional name to go along with her famous nickname. Her name was:

A) Pettifour
B) Biddy
C) Lucille
D) Sweet Myrtle

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In some versions of the story, Biddy (who is unnamed in the original Perrault story) survives but her grandmother is devoured by the wolf; in others, even the grandmother escapes. Perrault’s original telling, however, has both of them eaten, and no adverse consequences for the wolf — except, one supposes, a stomach-ache.

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