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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 Lion and the Dolphin" whom does the lion call out to for help?

2. In "The Ethiopian" what is the man doing to the slave?

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

4. In "The Dog and the Shellfish" what animal does the dog swallow?

5. In "The Crested Lark" why does the lark get death penalty?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Goat and the Donkey" why is the goat sacrificed?

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

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

6. In "The Raven and Hermes" why can't the raven be trusted?

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

8. In "The Frogs Who Demanded a King" what does Zeus do when the frogs demand a King?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is an allegory? How has the author employed allegory in the fables collection?

Essay Topic 2

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Which of the fables depicts this moral? How?

Essay Topic 3

How has the Fox been depicted in the fables? How do the Fox fables cast a true light on his character? Give examples.

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