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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 Lion and the Mouse Who Returned a Kindness" which animal has the lion called home for dinner?
3. In "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs" what does the farmer do to his hen?
4. In "The Wolf and the Ass" who reveals the wolf's truth?
5. In "The Diviner" what happens to the diviner's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs" why does the owner kill his hen?
2. In "The Mouse and the Frog" how do the mouse and frog both die?
3. In "The Miser" why does the miser cry out in despair?
4. In "The Wolf Proud of His Shadow, and the Lion" why is the wolf killed?
5. In "The Injured Wolf and the Ewe" why does the ewe not help the injured wolf?
6. In "The Tortoise and the Eagle" how does the tortoise die?
7. In "The Peacock and the Jackdaw" why is he peacock not fit to be king?
8. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" what does Zeus tell the snake?
9. In "The Ass and the Lap-dog" why does the ass get tied in the manger?
10. In "Winter and Spring" why does spring say that people hate winter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How do the various elements of the fables teach us the morals and codes of conduct?
Essay Topic 3
What is the preponderant theme in all the fables?
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