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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In "The Man Who Found a Golden Lion" the statue represents which animal?
(a) A goat.
(b) A tiger.
(c) A lamb.
(d) A lion.

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

5. In "The Orator Demades" who is Demeter ?
(a) An orator.
(b) A hunter.
(c) A God.
(d) A slave.

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

7. In "The Two Cocks and the Eagle" what happens to the winner of the cock fight?
(a) He runs away from the loser.
(b) He dies.
(c) He hides in the bush and gets eaten by an animal.
(d) He is carried away by the eagle.

8. In "The Stag at the Spring and the Lion" which animal is admiring its own reflection?
(a) A deer.
(b) An ox.
(c) An antelope.
(d) A stag.

9. In "The Man Who Shattered a Statue of a God" what comes out of the statue that the man broke?
(a) Clothing.
(b) Silver coins.
(c) Food.
(d) Gold coins.

10. In "The Jackdaw and the Ravens" whom does the jackdaw decide to join?
(a) A company of cicadas.
(b) A company of roosters.
(c) A company of ravens.
(d) A company of partridges.

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

12. In "The Kite and the Snake" who bites the kite?
(a) A snake.
(b) A scorpion.
(c) A spider.
(d) A beetle.

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

14. 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.

15. In "The Halcyon" what is a halcyon?
(a) An animal.
(b) A river.
(c) A bird.
(d) A God.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox" which animal does the dog tear to pieces?

3. In "The Lion, the Bear and the Fox" who is fighting over a dead swan?

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

5. What do we learn about Man's nature from "The Man and the Satyr"?

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