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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. In "The Halcyon" what is a halcyon?

2. In "The Lion and the Dolphin" whom does the lion call out to for help?

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

4. In "The Ploughman and the Snake Who Had Killed his Son" who bites the ploughman's son?

5. In "The Starving Dogs" what do the dogs find?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Kid and the Wolf Who Played the Flute" what does the wolf realize about his nature?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did the morals of Aesop affect the political, social, and family life in Ancient Greece during the 400s and 300s B.C.? Can you find examples from this time period?

Essay Topic 2

How do you think animals play an important role in Aesop's fables in terms of themes, writing styles, settings, etc.?

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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