Parents are changing the plots of classic fairy-tales when reading them aloud because of violence) and political incorrectness. Traditional fables such as ?Little Red Riding Hood?, ?The Ginger Bread Man? and ?The Three Little Pigs? were deemed the worst offenders, with parents linking some of their endings to horror films.
2. The poll which was commissioned by Music Magpie included 2000 parents and revealed that one in four took creative liberties when sharing fairytales with their children to suit their beliefs and ideologies. Meanwhile, another 16% confessed to banning them altogether.
3. While these classic tales might seem playful and innocent on the surface, a closer look at the plot, lines, and characters reveals some problematic traits. For example, in ?Little Red Riding Hood?, ?The child is eaten alive by a wolf, only to be saved by a hunter who cuts her out of the animal?s stomach with an axe?. ?The Three Little Pigs? also reaches a rather gory conclusion with the pigs murdering a wolf and eating it. Lest we forget ?The Ginger Bread Man?, whose protagonist is also eaten by a fox. It is an ending that?s hard for parents to swallow, with one of them labeling it as ?too cruel? in the survey.
4. However, deeper analysis into some of the nation?s most popular tales unveiled even further issues with regards to political correctness. One in four parents found it inappropriate that ?Cindrella has to do all of the cleanings in her home while another 25% argued that ?sleeping beauty? poses a consent issue, given that prince charming kisses the princess while she is asleep. Meanwhile, 27% believe that ?Pinocchio? encourages children to tell lies while one in four claims that ?The Ugly Duckling? in which an abused duckling is only accepted by society after he has grown into a swan, advocates body shaming.

5. Some of these stories have been around for generations. ?But times have charged and there are elements to these classics which for some don?t really fit into society as they once did. We all agree that stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. Reading stories also helps children with their confidence levels, coping with emotions, and language learning.
6. So stories are a great way to learn in a natural way as there is no teaching involved in it. The learners learn from simply reading the story. The choice of stories must be judicious.

Answer the Questions
Select the option that makes the correct use of ?poses? as used in the passage, to fill in space.

(a) The king stopped a short distance from them as if expecting them to launch into a battle despite their relaxed ????

(b) A friendly wagtail ????? for the camera on the giant lily pad.

(c) If you are wearing special outfits, be sure to choose? ????. that accentuate them.

(d) This barbaric trade ????a serious threat to the survival of the wild chimpanzee

What is the expectation of the readers from classic tales?

(a) To be playful and innocent

(b) To entertain while teaching moral values

?(c) To be peaceful and innocent

(d) To only entertain

Plz answer these wuestions and explain where and why the answers are

Solution :

Question 1 (Select the option that makes the correct use of ?poses? as used in the passage, to fill in space): 

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Question 2 What is the expectation of the readers from classic tales?): (b) To entertain while teaching moral values. It is not sufficient if a classic tale is only playful and entertaining. Parents also want the tale to impart moral values to their children. If the tales are violent, despite being playful, it would impact children negatively. So, parents do not like such tales.
 

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