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This test consists of 5 short answer 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 Monkey's Children" how many kids does the monkey give birth to?
3. In "The Shepherd and the Wolf Raised with the Dogs" whom does the shepherd hang from a tree?
4. In "The Wild Geese and the Cranes" who dies at the hunters' hands?
5. In "The Wolf and the Lion" who eats the lamb after the wolf steals it?
Essay Topic 1
What can be said of the animal kingdom in Aesop's fables? Are they quick-witted, foolish, cunning, etc? Give examples.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The Greeks were obsessed with beauty and intelligence among many other things. Do you see any fables depicting this? Which ones?
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