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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 and the Lion" who eats the lamb after the wolf steals it?
2. In "The Young Wastrel and the Swallow" what does the man lose?
3. In Fable 293 what is the child catching?
4. In "The Wolf and the Young Lamb Taking Refuge in a Temple" who is pursuing the lamb?
5. In "The Hyenas" what do we come to know about the hyenas?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "Prometheus and Men" why does Prometheus turn some of the beasts into men?
2. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?
3. In "The Thirsty Pigeon" how does the pigeon break her wings?
4. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
5. In "The Shepherd and the Sea" why does the shepherd decide to go trading?
6. In "The Wolf and the Lamb" how does the wolf try to trick the lamb?
7. In "The Travelers and the Bear" what happens to the two travelers when they see a bear?
8. In "The Ant" what does Zeus do to the farmer?
9. In "The Wolf and the Shepherd" what mistake does the shepherd commit?
10. What do we come to know of hyenas in "The Hyenas" ?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
What can be said of the animal kingdom in Aesop's fables? Are they quick-witted, foolish, cunning, etc? Give examples.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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