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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Sorceress" why is the sorceress sentenced to death?
(a) Because she sells charms to appease the angry Gods.
(b) Because she curses one of the Gods.
(c) Because she imitates one of the Gods.
(d) Because she tries to cheat one of the Gods.

2. In "The Mule" what does the mule realize about her father?
(a) That he was an intelligent mule.
(b) That he was an ass.
(c) That he was hated by everyone.
(d) That he was very handsome.

3. In "The Fox with a Swollen Stomach" why is the fox not able to come out of the hollow of the oak tree?
(a) Because his stomach swells.
(b) Because his whole body swells.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Because the hollow closes up.

4. In "The Dog Who Chased a Lion, and the Fox" which animal is the dog chasing?
(a) A fox.
(b) A hare.
(c) A lion.
(d) A wolf.

5. In "The Thieves and the Cock" what do the thieves steal?
(a) A cockerel.
(b) A rooster.
(c) A horse.
(d) A piece of jewelry.

6. In "The Old Woman and the Doctor" what is stolen from the old lady's home?
(a) Jewelry.
(b) Gold coins.
(c) Furniture.
(d) Books.

7. In "Zeus and the Snake" from which animal does Zeus refuse to take a wedding gift?
(a) A lion.
(b) A fox.
(c) A snake.
(d) A wolf.

8. In "The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox" which animal does the dog tear to pieces?
(a) The rooster.
(b) The pig.
(c) The cock.
(d) The fox.

9. What item does the merchant sell in "The Man Selling a Holy Statue"?
(a) A piece of furniture.
(b) A tree.
(c) A statue.
(d) A book.

10. In "The Crab and the Fox" what happens to the crab?
(a) He is eaten by a stork.
(b) He is caught by fishermen.
(c) He is stung by a shellfish.
(d) He is eaten by the fox.

11. In "The Middle-aged Man and His Mistresses" how many mistresses does the man have?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

12. In "The Hares and the Frogs" which animals decide to kill themselves?
(a) The hares.
(b) The hounds.
(c) The frogs.
(d) The cockerels.

13. In "Zeus and Apollo" who competes at archery?
(a) Zeus and Hermes.
(b) Zeus and Apollo.
(c) Apollo and Momos.
(d) Apollo and Hermes.

14. Which of the fables mark the beginning of the Fox Fables?
(a) Fables 31 and 32.
(b) Fables 30 and 31.
(c) Fables 28 and 29.
(d) Fables 29 and 30.

15. In "The Cheat" what happens to the poor man?
(a) He dies.
(b) He is given 1000 drachmas.
(c) He is beaten up by the pirates.
(d) He is sold into slavery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Lion, the Wolf and the Fox" whose skin must the lion wear to keep himself alive?

2. In "The Beaver" which animal's genital cures certain ailments?

3. In "The Seagull and the Kite" how does the gull rupture his gullet?

4. In "The Three Oxen and the Lion" how does the lion eat the oxen?

5. In "The Fox and the Leopard" which two animals are comparing themselves?

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