Do you know the dark endings of these fairy tales?

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Heather Cahill

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Fairy tales often have very dark elements incorporated into them. Think you know which fairy tales these dark endings belong? Take the quiz to find out!

Which fairy tale ended with the king killing his wife?

The fairytale is "Sleeping Beauty." The original fairytale involved the king, who impregnated Sleeping Beauty. He later killed his wife so that he could be with Sleeping Beauty and their children.

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Which fairy tale ended with two people being unable to see each other?

The fairy tale is "Peter Pan." The original fairy tale involved a lot of violence and murder, as Peter Pan actually shot Wendy, and Captain Hook was murdered. At the end, Wendy decided to stay at home with her family rather than Neverland.

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Which fairy tale involves a woman who dies after a prince marries another woman?

The fairy tale is "The Little Mermaid." The Little Mermaid saved a prince and left the ocean to become a human and be with him. Things went well until the prince married another woman, and the Little Mermaid died of a broken heart ​but lived on from above.

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Which fairy tale ended with children trying to escape from a woman?

The fairy tale is "The Witch!" Two children were sent by their new stepmother to live with someone who she claimed was her grandmother. The kids worked for the woman and found out she was a witch. They found a clever way to escape from her.

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Which fairy tale ended with donkey skin being burned?

The fairy tale is "The Donkey." The donkey was born to a king and a queen, and he left the kingdom. He married the daughter of another king, and when he took his donkey skin off the king burned it.

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Which fairy tale involves a bird who wants to be killed?

The fairy tale is "The Ugly Duckling." The Ugly Duckling lived a life filled with bullying because he was different. After becoming tired of the abuse, the Ugly Duckling decided that he wanted to to be killed, but was turned into a swan instead.

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Which fairy tale ended with a princess throwing an animal against a wall?

The fairy tale is "The Frog Prince." The original version of "The Frog Prince" involved the princess and the frog meeting at a pond. Later, the princess throws the frog against the wall, causing him to turn into the prince.

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Which fairy tale ended with the main character involved in a trial?

The fairy tale is "Alice in Wonderland." The fairy tale is about a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland. She adventures through the land and eventually finds herself in court before the King and Queen of Hearts before waking up from the dream.

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Which fairy tale ends with a heartbroken creature?

The fairy tale is "Beauty and the Beast." The Beast was cursed by a fairy and turned into a beast. After the Beast allowed Beauty to visit her family and she didn't return when she was supposed to, he was heartbroken and almost died.

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Which fairy tale involved stepsisters having their eyes pecked out by birds in the German version?

The fairy tale is "Cinderella." Cinderella's stepsisters have their eyes pecked out by birds for their previous behavior towards Cinderella. The glass slipper differs in some versions of the story.

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Which fairy tale is about an animal who manipulates people and other animals to provide for his master and ends with a rich man?

The fairy tale is "Puss in Boots." Puss in Boots tricks the king to provide a fabulous life for his master. Along the way, the King's daughter falls in love with the cat's master and he is catapulted from poor to rich.

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Which fairy tale ended with a queen's death?

The fairy tale was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The Queen was Snow White's stepmother and wanted to be the prettiest woman in the land. When her mirror tells her that Snow White is the prettiest, she tries to kill her, but later she dies instead after finding out Snow White is still alive.

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Which fairy tale ended with the an old woman being killed in an oven?

The fairy tale is "Hansel and Gretel." The children were lured into the old woman's home ​but quickly turned into her food. When the old woman tried to cook the children, Gretel pushed her into the oven where she burned to death.

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Which fairy tale ended with an angry giant who unknowingly hit his wife?

The fairytale is "Molly Whuppie." Molly was sent by the king three times to steal items from a giant and in return, she and her sisters would be married to the king's three sons. When she was caught, she tricked the giant into hitting his wife instead of her, and she escaped.

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Which fairy tale ended with the suicide of a warrior?

The fairy tale is "Romance of the Sui and Tang," otherwise known as the story of Mulan. Mulan committed​ suicide after returning from war, after the death of her father and Khan summoning her as his concubine.

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Which fairy tale ended with a prince becoming blind?

The fairy tale is "Rapunzel!" The prince became blind after the witch became jealous of the prince's love for Rapunzel. Eventually, the two find each other.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of a doctor?

The fairy tale is "Godfather Death." A man's thirteenth child becomes the godchild of Death. Death helped him to become a famous doctor. After the doctor betrayed Death twice, he died.

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Which fairy tale ended with a rabbit being thrown into a thicket?

The fairy tale is "The Tar-Baby!" It is a story about Brer Rabbit who faces Brer Fox. After falling for his trap, Brer Fox threw Brer Rabbit into a thicket after the rabbit pleaded for him not to do it.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of a maid who was pretending to be a princess?

The fairy tale is "The Goose Girl." The maid of a princess forces the princess to switch places with her. She is caught by the king who tricks her into planning her own death.

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Which fairy tale ended with a fox eating all of the birds?

The fairy tale is "Henny Penny." It is also known as "Chicken Little." In some versions, the fox winds up eating all of the birds!

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Which fairy tale ended with a man being killed by his wife's brothers?

The fairy tale is "Bluebeard." After Bluebeard chooses a wife to marry, he takes her away from her home to live with him. She eventually has her brothers kill him before he can kill her like he did to his other wives.

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Which fairy tale ended with a creature tearing himself in two?

The fairy tale is "Rumplestiltskin." Rumplestiltskin helped a young girl turn straw into gold for the king and eventually made a deal to take her first born child. He gave her three days to guess his name, and after venturing out into the mountains she was able to find out what it was. Rumplestiltskin was so angry that he tore himself in two.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of a wild animal?

The fairy tale is "The Fox and the Cat." The cat, who only knows one trick, was able to escape a pack of dogs. The fox, on the other hand, knew many tricks, but he didn't act quick enough and​ was killed by the dogs.

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Which fairy tale ended with a wolf being filled with stones?

The fairy tale is "Little Red Riding Hood." After the wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, a woodcutter cut open the wolf freeing the two trapped inside. They filled the wolf with stones and he died.

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Which fairy tale ended with a stepmother being burned to death?

The fairy tale is "Biancabella and the Snake." Biancabella was born with a snake wrapped around her neck, and the snake helped her become beautiful and marry. An evil stepmother was jealous ​and tried to have Biancabella killed. It did not work, and the stepmother was outed to the King, who had her burned to death.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of the Devil?

The fairy tale is "The Lost Children." Two children who were abandoned by their parents came to a house where the Devil and his wife lived. The Devil decided to eat them, but after they escaped, a woman drowned him.

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Which fairy tale ended with a woman being burned?

The fairy tale is "Penta of the Chopped-off Hands." Penta chopped off her hands to stop her brother from marrying her and later married another king. Nuccia tried to sabotage Penta and was burned to death by the king.

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Which fairy tale ended with a woman being crushed to death?

The fairy tale is "The Juniper Tree." After the new wife of a widowed man became angry about her stepson inheriting his father's wealth, she kills him. The little boy turns into a bird and gets his revenge by dropping a millstone on her, and ultimately being reincarnated.

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Which fairy tale ended with a queen being buried alive?

The fairy tale is "Doralice." Doralice was trapped in a chest and found by a King who made her his wife. She had twin babies and her father killed them, blaming Doralice. She was buried alive until her father was found to be the one who killed the twins.

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Which fairy tale ended with the disappearance of 130 children?

The fairy tale is "The Pied Piper." After becoming angry with the townspeople, the Pied-Piper left and later came back to lure the children out of the town. After they followed him, the kids were never seen again.

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Which fairy tale ended with a wolf drowning?

The fairy tale is "The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids." The Wolf tricks seven little goats into letting him in the house, even after she warned them not to let anyone in. The Wolf ate the kids, but the mother goat cut him open and saved her kids. She filled the wolf with stones and he drowned in the river.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of two lovers, along with the girl's brother?

The fairy tale is "The Rose Elf." The girl's brother killed her lover and beheaded him. The girl was informed of this by a tiny elf and retrieved her lover's head. She died soon after, and her brother took the pot in which she had put her lover's head. He was killed by spirits after his sister's death.

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Which fairy tale ended with the death of the main character and his lover?

The fairy tale is "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame." Quasimodo fell in love with Esmeralda and eventually, she was sentenced to hanging. Quasimodo stayed with her body until he died alongside her.

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Which fairy tale ended with the execution of the princess?

The fairy tale is "The Three Snake Leaves." After the Prince revived the Princess, she fell in love with another man and threw the Prince overboard. He is revived and the Princess and the other man are executed for attempting to kill him.

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Which fairy tale ended with a woman running away from her wedding?

The fairy tale was "The Hare's Bride." A girl was coaxed to ride on a rabbit's tail every time he came to her garden. On the third day, the girl agreed to ride with the rabbit. He set up a wedding but the girl tricked him by making a straw version of herself.

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