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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the fables mark the beginning of the Fox Fables?

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

3. In "The Woman and Her Servants" which animal is killed by the servants?

4. In "The Man Who Found a Golden Lion" the statue represents which animal?

5. In "The Hares and the Frogs" which animals decide to kill themselves?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Beaver" what does the beaver do to protect himself?

2. In "The Fox and the Monkey Elected King" what does the fox do to the monkey?

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

4. In "The Lion and the Mouse Who Returned a Kindness" how does the mouse help the lion?

5. In "The Frogs Who Demanded a King" what does Zeus do when the frogs demand a King?

6. How does the fox get revenge against the eagle in "The Eagle and the Fox"?

7. In "The Sorceress" why is the sorceress sentenced to death?

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

9. In "The Raven and Hermes" why can't the raven be trusted?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do fables employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next?

Essay Topic 2

What is the preponderant theme in all the fables?

Essay Topic 3

How do the objects used in all the fables (for example, the caves, trees, statues, etc.) encourage credulity to the setting in the fables?

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