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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 Crested Lark" why does the lark get death penalty?

2. In "The Starving Dogs" what do the dogs find?

3. To whom does the merchant sell this item to in "The Man Selling a Holy Statue"?

4. In "The Man and the Lion Traveling Together" who emerges stronger?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs" why does the owner kill his hen?

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

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

8. In "The Travelers and the Bear" what happens to the two travelers when they see a bear?

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

10. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why is he peacock not fit to be king?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

What is the preponderant theme in all the fables?

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