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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 Man Who Found a Golden Lion" the statue represents which animal?

2. In "The Raven and the Snake" who bites the hungry raven?

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

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

5. Who chases the wolf in "The Kid and the Wolf Who Played the Flute"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Mouse and the Frog" how do the mouse and frog both die?

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

3. What does Hermes learn about himself in "Hermes and the Sculptor"?

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

5. In "The Ant and the Pigeon" how does the pigeon help the ant?

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

7. In "The Wolf and the Lamb" how does the wolf try to trick the lamb?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Give examples from the fables of some of the themes, metaphors, similes, and alliterations used. What do you think of the author's writing style?

Essay Topic 2

Aesop's fables are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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

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