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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 Three Oxen and the Lion" how does the lion eat the oxen?

2. In "The Lion and the Wild Ass" whom does the lion share his food with?

3. In "The Two Cocks and the Eagle" what happens to the winner of the cock fight?

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

5. In "The Frogs Who Demanded a King" what does Zeus throw into the water a second time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Three Oxen and the Lion" how does the lion manage to eat all the oxen one by one?

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

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

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

7. In "The Jackdaw and the Fox" why does the fox ask the jackdaw to stop living on hope?

8. In "The Middle-aged Man and His Mistresses" why does the man lose all his hair?

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

10. In "The Oak Trees and Zeus" why do the oak trees appeal to Zeus for help?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

How do the various elements of the fables teach us the morals and codes of conduct?

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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