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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Fox and the Bramble" what is the fox trying to do?
(a) Make friends with the snake.
(b) Try and kill the snake.
(c) Elongate his own body.
(d) Chase the snake.

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

3. In fable "The Cat and the Hens" why does the goatherd break a horn of one of the goats?
(a) Because the goat was troubling the other goats of the herd.
(b) Because that goat ignored the goatherd when he was calling it back.
(c) Because the goatherd wanted to sell the goat's horns.
(d) Because that goat tried to harm the goatherd.

4. 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.

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

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

7. Who chases the wolf in "The Kid and the Wolf Who Played the Flute"?
(a) Lions.
(b) Hounds.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Tigers.

8. In "The Ox-driver and Herakles" whom does the ox-driver invoke when his wagon falls?
(a) Theseus.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Herakles.
(d) Aphrodite.

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

10. In "The Woman and Her Servants" which animal is killed by the servants?
(a) The cow.
(b) The pig.
(c) The rooster.
(d) The goat.

11. In "The Jackdaw and the Fox" what does the fox tell the jackdaw?
(a) To leave a few figs for others.
(b) Not to live on hope.
(c) Not to eat the figs.
(d) To eat all the figs.

12. In "The Goat and the Donkey" why is the goat sacrificed?
(a) Because the goat is jealous.
(b) Because the farmer wants his wishes granted.
(c) Because the the Gods want to eat it.
(d) Because the vet prescribes goat lung for the donkey.

13. In "The Ploughman and the Snake Who Had Killed his Son" who bites the ploughman's son?
(a) A scorpion.
(b) A snake.
(c) None of the above.
(d) An insect.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Swan Mistaken for a Goose" what two animals does the man keep?

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

3. In "The Two Cocks and the Eagle" what happens to the winner of the cock fight?

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

5. In "The Dog with a Bell" why does the owner tie a bell around the dog's neck?

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