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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 Mole and His Mother" what does the mole tell his mother?
2. In "The Woodcutter and Hermes" what does the woodcutter lose?
3. In "The Trodden-on Snake and Zeus" which animal appeals to Zeus?
4. In "The Begging Priests of Cybele" which animal's skin is used to make drums?
5. In "The Shepherd and the Wolf Cubs" who destroys the shepherd's sheep?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens in "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
2. In "The Wolf Proud of His Shadow, and the Lion" why is the wolf killed?
3. In "The Thirsty Pigeon" how does the pigeon break her wings?
4. In "The Wolf and the Lamb" how does the wolf try to trick the lamb?
5. In "The Ant" what does Zeus do to the farmer?
6. In "The Traveler and Truth" why does Truth leave the city?
7. In "The Monkey and the Camel" why is the camel driven away?
8. In "The Asses Appealing to Zeus" how can the asses escape their misery?
9. In "The Rose and the Amaranth" what is the beauty of the amaranth?
10. In "The Ass and the Lap-dog" why does the ass get tied in the manger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Greeks were obsessed with beauty and intelligence among many other things. Do you see any fables depicting this? Which ones?
Essay Topic 2
How do you think animals play an important role in Aesop's fables in terms of themes, writing styles, settings, etc.?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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