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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. Why does the owner beat up his animal the ass in "The Ass Carrying a Statue of a God"?
2. In "The Wild Boar, the Horse and the Huntsman" which two animals share pasture?
3. In "The Wolf and the Ass" who reveals the wolf's truth?
4. In "The Pots" which two kinds of pots float in a river?
5. In "The Castaway and the Sea" whom is the castaway baling for his misfortune?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs" why does the owner kill his hen?
2. What happens in "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
3. In "The Wolf and the Lamb" how does the wolf try to trick the lamb?
4. In "The Monkey and the Camel" why is the camel driven away?
5. In "The Mouse and the Frog" how do the mouse and frog both die?
6. In "The Injured Wolf and the Ewe" why does the ewe not help the injured wolf?
7. What do we come to know of hyenas in "The Hyenas" ?
8. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
9. In "The Son and the Painted Lion" how does the old man's son die?
10. In "The Tortoise and the Eagle" how does the tortoise die?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the preponderant theme in all the fables?
Essay Topic 2
Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Which of the fables depicts this moral? How?
Essay Topic 3
How do the objects used in all the fables (for example, the caves, trees, statues, etc.) encourage credulity to the setting in the fables?
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