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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Camel and Zeus" which animal goes to Zeus to ask for horns?
(a) The antelope.
(b) The camel.
(c) The ox.
(d) The stag.

2. In "The Lion and the Mouse Who Returned a Kindness" which animal rescues a lion from the hunter's clutches?
(a) A wolf.
(b) An elephant.
(c) A fox.
(d) A mouse.

3. In "The Heifer and the Ox" whom does the heifer see in the field?
(a) A fox.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A beetle.
(d) An ox.

4. In "The Bird-catcher and the Asp" how does the bird catcher die?
(a) He is bitten by a dog.
(b) He is bitten by a spider.
(c) He is bitten by a scorpion.
(d) He is bitten by an asp.

5. In "The Reed and the Olive" which two trees are arguing?
(a) The olive and the oak tree.
(b) The reed and the olive tree.
(c) The reed and the apple tree.
(d) The apple and the oak tree.

6. In "The Crested Lark" why does the lark get death penalty?
(a) Because she kills a fellow lark.
(b) Because she lies.
(c) Because she steals a piece of grain.
(d) Because she steals someone else's food.

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

8. In "The Ethiopian" what is the man doing to the slave?
(a) Trying to beat him.
(b) Trying to steal from him.
(c) Trying to rub the color off of his skin.
(d) Trying to run away with him.

9. In "The Aging Lion and the Fox" how does the old lion manage to kill other animals?
(a) By having a fox kill them.
(b) By asking his man friend to kill them for him.
(c) By pretending to be sick.
(d) By asking a pack of wolves to hunt them for him.

10. In "The Beaver" which animal's genital cures certain ailments?
(a) The bear's.
(b) The stag's.
(c) The deer's.
(d) The beaver's.

11. In "The Woman and the Hen" the hen lays how many eggs in a day?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) A dozen.

12. In "The Ploughman and the Eagle" who saves the ploughman from a collapsing wall?
(a) An eagle.
(b) A hawk.
(c) A halcyon.
(d) No answers are correct.

13. In "The Dog with a Bell" why does the owner tie a bell around the dog's neck?
(a) To know where he is located.
(b) To decorate it's neck.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) To warn people of the dog's approach.

14. In "The Lion, the Ass and the Fox" why does the ass get killed by the lion?
(a) Because the ass divides the hunt equally.
(b) Because the ass tries to run away with the hunt.
(c) Because he gives a larger portion of the hunt to the fox.
(d) Because he keeps the larger portion of the hunt for himself.

15. In "The Fox and the Woodcutter" what do we learn of the fox?
(a) That is he very dumb.
(b) That he is as cunning as ever.
(c) That he is brave.
(d) That he is wise.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Middle-aged Man and His Mistresses" how many mistresses does the man have?

2. In "Zeus and the Men" what does Zeus ask Hermes to give all of mankind?

3. In "The Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" which animal pounces on a sleeping dog?

4. In "The Lion and the Wild Boar" whom does the lion fight with?

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

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