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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 Mole and His Mother" what does the mole tell his mother?
2. In "The Monkey and the Camel" which animal dances badly?
3. In "The Bees and Zeus" what does Zeus grant to the bees?
4. In "The Shepherd and the Wolf Cubs" who destroys the shepherd's sheep?
5. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why do all the birds meet up?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "Prometheus and Men" why does Prometheus turn some of the beasts into men?
2. What happens in "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
3. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why is he peacock not fit to be king?
4. In "The Tortoise and the Eagle" how does the tortoise die?
5. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
6. In "The Ass Pretending to Be Lame, and the Wolf" what does the ass do to the wolf?
7. In "The Wolf Proud of His Shadow, and the Lion" why is the wolf killed?
8. In "The Ass Carrying Salt" how does the ass's burden get heavier?
9. In "The Ass, the Raven and the Wolf" why does the ass scream in pain?
10. In "The Son and the Painted Lion" how does the old man's son die?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the connection between man and nature in Aesop's Fables. How do the fables show that man and nature are interdependent on each other?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Many animals do the talking in the fables. Do you see any reason for that? What is the reason behind animals taking on human characteristics in the fables?
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