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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 Lion and the Wild Ass" whom does the lion share his food with?

2. In "The Seagull and the Kite" how does the gull rupture his gullet?

3. In "The Blind Man" what is given to the blind man?

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

5. In "The Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" which animal pounces on a sleeping dog?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Fox and the Bunch of Grapes" what does the fox call the grapes even though he has not tasted them?

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

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

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

7. In "The Hares and the Frogs" what makes the hares change their decision about drowning themselves?

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

9. In "The Lion and the Mouse Who Returned a Kindness" how does the mouse help the lion?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Greeks were obsessed with beauty and intelligence among many other things. Do you see any fables depicting this? Which ones?

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 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?

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