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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 Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" which animal pounces on a sleeping dog?

2. In "The Reed and the Olive" which tree snaps?

3. In "The Hind Afflicted by Deformity" what happens to the hind?

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

5. In "The Foxes on the Bank of the Meander River" what pulls the fox away from the rest of his clan?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In "The Lion and the Dolphin" why is the dolphin not able to help the lion?

5. In "The Son and the Painted Lion" how does the old man's son die?

6. In "The Miser" why does the miser cry out in despair?

7. In "The Jackdaw and the Fox" why does the fox ask the jackdaw to stop living on hope?

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

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

10. In "The Ass, the Raven and the Wolf" why does the ass scream in pain?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Which of the fables depicts this moral? How?

Essay Topic 2

How has the Fox been depicted in the fables? How do the Fox fables cast a true light on his character? Give examples.

Essay Topic 3

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

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