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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. Who eats the fox's cubs in "The Eagle and the Fox"?

2. In "The Fox and the Billy Goat" what do we learn of the goat?

3. In "The Three Oxen and the Lion" how does the lion eat the oxen?

4. In "The Dog Who Chased a Lion, and the Fox" which animal is the dog chasing?

5. In "Hermes and the Artisans" what does Zeus ask Hermes to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do we come to know of hyenas in "The Hyenas" ?

2. In "The Injured Wolf and the Ewe" why does the ewe not help the injured wolf?

3. In "The Mischievous Man" how does the man try to prove that the Oracle of Delphi is a fraud?

4. In "The Lioness and the Vixen" why does the vixen criticize the lioness?

5. In "Prometheus and Men" why does Prometheus turn some of the beasts into men?

6. In "The Thirsty Pigeon" how does the pigeon break her wings?

7. In "The Rose and the Amaranth" what is the beauty of the amaranth?

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

9. In "Zeus, Prometheus, Athena, and Momos" why is Momos banished from the Olympus?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the writing style of Aesop? Are there any use of puns, alliterations, or other literary devices?

Essay Topic 2

What are the modes of conduct that are expected from Man as seen in the Fables?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the connection between man and nature in Aesop's Fables. How do the fables show that man and nature are interdependent on each other?

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