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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 Ass and the Cicadas" whom is the ass jealous of?
2. In "The Wolf and the Young Lamb Taking Refuge in a Temple" who is pursuing the lamb?
3. In "The Ass and the Lap-dog" whom is the ass jealous of?
4. In "The Mice and the House-ferrets" who is at war?
5. In "The Bull and the Wild Goats" whom is the lion chasing?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Shepherd and the Sea" why does the shepherd decide to go trading?
2. In "The Ass and the Lap-dog" why does the ass get tied in the manger?
3. In "The Mouse and the Frog" how do the mouse and frog both die?
4. In "Winter and Spring" why does spring say that people hate winter?
5. In "The Ass, the Raven and the Wolf" why does the ass scream in pain?
6. In "The Ant and the Pigeon" how does the pigeon help the ant?
7. In "The Tortoise and the Eagle" how does the tortoise die?
8. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?
9. In "The Injured Wolf and the Ewe" why does the ewe not help the injured wolf?
10. In "The Thirsty Pigeon" how does the pigeon break her wings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the narrative technique of Aesop's fables?
Essay Topic 2
What is the preponderant theme in all the fables?
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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