The Complete Fables Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Shattered a Statue of a God" what comes out of the statue that the man broke?

2. In "The Reed and the Olive" which two trees are arguing?

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

4. In "The Fox and the Leopard" which two animals are comparing themselves?

5. In "The Hares and the Foxes" the foxes are at war with which animals?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the fox get revenge against the eagle in "The Eagle and the Fox"?

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

3. In "The Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" how does the wolf lose his meal?

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

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

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

7. In "The Fox and the Monkey Elected King" what does the fox do to the monkey?

8. In "The Dog Who Carried the Meat" how does the dog lose his piece of meat?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the objects used in all the fables (for example, the caves, trees, statues, etc.) encourage credulity to the setting in the fables?

Essay Topic 2

Many animals do the talking in the fables. Do you see any reason for that? What is the reason behind animals taking on human characteristics in the fables?

Essay Topic 3

How do fables employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next?

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