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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 Wild Boar, the Horse and the Huntsman" which two animals share pasture?
2. In "The Bird-catcher and the Stork" whom does the bird catcher catch?
3. In "The Woodcutter and Hermes" who appears before the woodcutter?
4. In "The Bandit and the Mulberry Tree" the bandit is hung from which tree?
5. In "The Ass and the Ass-driver" why does the ass driver let go off the ass?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
2. In "The Ant and the Pigeon" how does the pigeon help the ant?
3. In "Prometheus and Men" why does Prometheus turn some of the beasts into men?
4. What do we come to know of hyenas in "The Hyenas" ?
5. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?
6. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why is he peacock not fit to be king?
7. In "The Shepherd and the Sea" why does the shepherd decide to go trading?
8. In "The Travelers and the Bear" what happens to the two travelers when they see a bear?
9. In "The Lion and the Bull" what does the bull realize about the dinner at the lion's?
10. In "The Ass Carrying Salt" how does the ass's burden get heavier?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Which of the fables depicts this moral? How?
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
What is an allegory? How has the author employed allegory in the fables collection?
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