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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 Beaver" which animal's genital cures certain ailments?
2. In "The Doctor and the Sick Man" how does the doctor's patient die?
3. What item does the merchant sell in "The Man Selling a Holy Statue"?
4. In "The Halcyon" what is a halcyon?
5. In "The Two Men Who Quarreled About the Gods" who or what are Theseus and Herakles?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Kite Who Neighed" what happens to the kite?
2. In "The Raven and Hermes" why can't the raven be trusted?
3. In "The Sleeping Dog and the Wolf" how does the wolf lose his meal?
4. In "The Frogs Who Demanded a King" what does Zeus do when the frogs demand a King?
5. In "The Lioness and the Vixen" why does the vixen criticize the lioness?
6. In "The Dog Who Carried the Meat" how does the dog lose his piece of meat?
7. In "A Sick Raven" why will the sick raven not be cured?
8. In "Zeus, Prometheus, Athena, and Momos" why is Momos banished from the Olympus?
9. In "Zeus and the Tortoise" why does Zeus curse the tortoise?
10. In "The Reed and the Olive" what happens to the olive tree?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Aesop's fables are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What can be said of the animal kingdom in Aesop's fables? Are they quick-witted, foolish, cunning, etc? Give examples.
Essay Topic 3
If one wants to make an abstract idea understandable to the masses, one should present it as a story or parable. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
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