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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 "Diogenes and the Bald Man" who is Diogenes?

2. In "The Ploughman and the Snake Who Had Killed his Son" who bites the ploughman's son?

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

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

5. In "The Seagull and the Kite" how does the gull rupture his gullet?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "The Fox and the Bunch of Grapes" what does the fox call the grapes even though he has not tasted them?

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

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

6. In "A Sick Raven" why will the sick raven not be cured?

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

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

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

10. In "The House-ferret and Aphrodite" why does Aphrodite change the girl back into a ferret?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The Greeks were obsessed with beauty and intelligence among many other things. Do you see any fables depicting this? Which ones?

Essay Topic 3

How did the morals of Aesop affect the political, social, and family life in Ancient Greece during the 400s and 300s B.C.? Can you find examples from this time period?

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