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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Raven and the Snake" who bites the hungry raven?
(a) A scorpion.
(b) A snake.
(c) An ant.
(d) A beetle.

2. In "Hermes and the Artisans" what does Zeus ask Hermes to do?
(a) Pour poison of lies on all the animals.
(b) Pour poison of lies on all the Gods.
(c) Pour poison of lies on man.
(d) Pour poison of lies on all the artisans.

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

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

5. In "The Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" which animal pounces on a sleeping dog?
(a) A hyena.
(b) A wolf.
(c) A lion.
(d) A hound.

6. In "The Two Men Who Quarreled About the Gods" who or what are Theseus and Herakles?
(a) Locals of a village.
(b) Names of rivers.
(c) Painters.
(d) Gods.

7. In "The Kite Who Neighed" how does the kite lose his voice?
(a) By trying to imitate the horse's neighing.
(b) By trying to imitate a frog's croaking.
(c) By imitating a donkey's braying.
(d) By trying to imitate an ass's braying.

8. In "The Doctor and the Sick Man" how does the doctor's patient die?
(a) He dies of old age.
(b) He dies because of excess drinking.
(c) He dies because of excess stress.
(d) He dies because of excess eating.

9. In "Diogenes and the Bald Man" who is Diogenes?
(a) A God.
(b) A philosopher.
(c) A writer.
(d) An orator.

10. In "The Frogs Who Demanded a King" what does Zeus throw into the water a second time?
(a) Coins.
(b) A stick.
(c) A water snake.
(d) A scorpion.

11. What do we learn about Man's nature from "The Man and the Satyr"?
(a) It is permanent.
(b) It is temporary.
(c) It is not changeable.
(d) It is changeable.

12. In "The Swan Mistaken for a Goose" what two animals does the man keep?
(a) A goose and a pig.
(b) A swan and a pig.
(c) A swan and a goose.
(d) A goose and a partridge.

13. In "The Dog and the Hare" who catches the hare?
(a) A hound.
(b) A lion.
(c) A fox.
(d) A wolf.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Dog and the Shellfish" what animal does the dog swallow?

2. In "The Hind Afflicted by Deformity" what happens to the hind?

3. In "The Cheat" what happens to the poor man?

4. Whose statue is being offered for free in "Hermes and the Sculptor"?

5. In "The Chariot of Hermes and the Arabs" whom does Hermes call liars and cheaters?

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