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What do you know about Fables? Quiz. I hope you listened well when you were told tales about animals or inanimate objects because this will help you figure how to answer questions on this fable. We are using the Fable of Aesop as the Fable. Take this quiz to know how much you know about Aeosop fable.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these decribes fables?

    • A.

      Representing things with symbols

    • B.

      Speaking of animals or inanimate objects a humans

    • C.

      Tales passed down from generations

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Speaking of animals or inanimate objects a humans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Speaking of animals or inanimate objects as humans." Fables are a type of story that use animals or inanimate objects to represent human characteristics or behaviors. They often have a moral or lesson that is passed down from generation to generation.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Aesop?

    • A.

      A merchant

    • B.

      A storyteller

    • C.

      A slave

    • D.

      A preacher

    Correct Answer
    C. A slave
    Explanation
    Aesop is known to be a slave. He was an ancient Greek storyteller who is credited with the creation of many fables, including famous ones like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Despite being a slave, Aesop's fables have become well-known and have been passed down through generations, teaching valuable moral lessons. His status as a slave adds to the significance of his stories, as they often contain themes of justice, equality, and the consequences of one's actions.

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  • 3. 

    How did Aesop's fable survive?

    • A.

      It was written

    • B.

      It's an oral tradition

    • C.

      There were pictures

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. It's an oral tradition
    Explanation
    Aesop's fable survived through an oral tradition. This means that the stories were passed down through generations by word of mouth rather than being written down. This allowed the fables to be shared and remembered by people even without the existence of written texts. The oral tradition ensured that the stories could be told and retold, keeping them alive throughout the years.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these languages were the manuscripts written in during the middle ages?

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      A and B only

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B only
    Explanation
    During the middle ages, manuscripts were written in Latin and Greek. French was not commonly used for manuscript writing during this time period. Therefore, the correct answer is A and B only.

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  • 5. 

    Who said Aesop was a slave?

    • A.

      Herod

    • B.

      Herodotus

    • C.

      Phineas

    • D.

      Greg

    Correct Answer
    B. Herodotus
    Explanation
    Herodotus is the correct answer because he was a Greek historian who lived during the 5th century BC. He is known for his work "The Histories," in which he wrote about various subjects including fables and myths. While it is not explicitly stated in his writings, it is believed that Herodotus referred to Aesop as a slave due to the social context of that time period. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and fabulist who was believed to have been born into slavery.

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  • 6. 

    What was Herodotus' profession?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      King

    • C.

      Historian

    • D.

      Lawyer

    Correct Answer
    C. Historian
    Explanation
    Herodotus' profession was a historian. This is because he is widely regarded as the "Father of History" and his work, "The Histories," is considered one of the first major historical accounts. He meticulously documented events, conducted research, and sought to provide a comprehensive understanding of the past. His writings continue to be influential in the field of history.

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  • 7. 

    Who combined Aesop's book set of ten for orators?

    • A.

      Demitirus

    • B.

      Gina

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Rida

    Correct Answer
    A. Demitirus
    Explanation
    Demitirus combined Aesop's book set of ten for orators.

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  • 8. 

    Which is true about the Aesop's stories?

    • A.

      They were lengthy

    • B.

      They were never true

    • C.

      They contradicted themselves

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. They contradicted themselves
    Explanation
    Aesop's stories were known for their contradictory nature. Each story presented a moral lesson, but often the characters and situations within the stories would contradict each other. This was done intentionally to provoke critical thinking and encourage readers to reflect on the complexities of life. The contradictions added depth and complexity to the stories, making them more thought-provoking and engaging for the audience.

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  • 9. 

    Who first printed Aesop's fables?

    • A.

      Jacob

    • B.

      William

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Henry

    Correct Answer
    B. William
    Explanation
    William is the correct answer because William Caxton was the first person to print Aesop's fables in English. Caxton was an English merchant, diplomat, and writer who introduced the printing press to England in the 15th century. He printed a collection of Aesop's fables titled "The Fables of Aesop" in 1484, making it the first printed edition of these fables in English. His printing of Aesop's fables helped popularize the stories and made them more widely accessible to the English-speaking audience.

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  • 10. 

    Which is not true about Aeosop?

    • A.

      He wrote a lot of fables

    • B.

      He was a story teller

    • C.

      He was wealthy

    • D.

      He was a slave

    Correct Answer
    C. He was wealthy
    Explanation
    Aesop was not wealthy. He was actually a slave. Despite his status, he became well-known for his fables and storytelling abilities. His fables, such as "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," have been passed down through generations and continue to be popular today. Aesop's fables often contained moral lessons and were used to teach valuable principles to children and adults alike.

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