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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 Wolf Proud of His Shadow, and the Lion" what is the wolf proud of?
2. In "The Bees and Zeus" what does Zeus grant to the bees?
3. In "The Child Thief and His Mother" why does the man go to jail?
4. In "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs" what does the farmer do to his hen?
5. In "The Wolves and the Sheep" whom do the wolves slaughter?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Tortoise and the Eagle" how does the tortoise die?
2. In "The Injured Wolf and the Ewe" why does the ewe not help the injured wolf?
3. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
4. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why is he peacock not fit to be king?
5. In "The Rose and the Amaranth" what is the beauty of the amaranth?
6. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?
7. In "The Wolf and the Shepherd" what mistake does the shepherd commit?
8. What happens in "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
9. In "The Ass Pretending to Be Lame, and the Wolf" what does the ass do to the wolf?
10. In "The Wolf Proud of His Shadow, and the Lion" why is the wolf killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the writing style of Aesop? Are there any use of puns, alliterations, or other literary devices?
Essay Topic 2
How do the objects used in all the fables (for example, the caves, trees, statues, etc.) encourage credulity to the setting in 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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