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

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

4. In "The Dog and the Hare" who catches the hare?

5. In "The Fox and the Bramble" what is the fox trying to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The House-ferret and Aphrodite" why does Aphrodite change the girl back into a ferret?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In "The Nightingale and the Hawk" what does the hawk say to the nightingale?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the various elements of the fables teach us the morals and codes of conduct?

Essay Topic 2

Through Aesop's fables can it be said that Man and animal can co-exist peacefully? Yes or no? Give examples.

Essay Topic 3

What is an allegory? How has the author employed allegory in the fables collection?

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