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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Seagull and the Kite" how does the gull rupture his gullet?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) By swallowing a fish.
(c) By swallowing a frog.
(d) By swallowing a crab.

2. To whom does the merchant sell this item to in "The Man Selling a Holy Statue"?
(a) To Hermes.
(b) To a fox.
(c) To an eagle.
(d) To a beetle.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Bird-catcher and the Asp" how does the bird catcher die?

2. Who chases the wolf in "The Kid and the Wolf Who Played the Flute"?

3. In "The Kite Who Neighed" how does the kite lose his voice?

4. In "The Halcyon" what is a halcyon?

5. In "The Lion and the Wild Ass" whom does the lion share his food with?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Ploughman and the Eagle" why does the eagle protect the ploughman from the collapsing wall?

2. In "The Goat and the Donkey" why is the goat sacrificed?

3. In "The Reed and the Olive" what happens to the olive tree?

4. In "The Three Oxen and the Lion" how does the lion manage to eat all the oxen one by one?

5. In "A Sick Raven" why will the sick raven not be cured?

6. In "The Middle-aged Man and His Mistresses" why does the man lose all his hair?

7. In "The Oak Trees and Zeus" why do the oak trees appeal to Zeus for help?

8. In "The Dog Who Carried the Meat" how does the dog lose his piece of meat?

9. In "Zeus and the Tortoise" why does Zeus curse the tortoise?

10. In "The Kite Who Neighed" what happens to the kite?

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