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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 Murderer" who eats the man?

2. In "The Thieves and the Cock" what do the thieves steal?

3. In "Zeus and the Men" what does Zeus ask Hermes to give all of mankind?

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

5. What item does the merchant sell in "The Man Selling a Holy Statue"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Lion and the Bull" what does the bull realize about the dinner at the lion's?

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

5. In "The Two Cocks and the Eagle" how does the winner end up losing?

6. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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