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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 Jackdaw and the Ravens" whom does the jackdaw decide to join?

2. In "Hermes and the Artisans" what does Zeus ask Hermes to do?

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

4. In "The Man Who Found a Golden Lion" the statue represents which animal?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In "The Ploughman and the Eagle" why does the eagle protect the ploughman from the collapsing wall?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Through Aesop's fables can it be said that Man and animal can co-exist peacefully? Yes or no? Give examples.

Essay Topic 3

How do you think animals play an important role in Aesop's fables in terms of themes, writing styles, settings, etc.?

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