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Grade 4 Aesop
"The Tortoise and the Hare" is what kind of story?
  1. a myth
  2. a fable
  3. a legend
Grade 4 Emily Dickinson
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean

The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How someone treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

- by Emily Dickinson

Give TWO examples of personification from Emily Dickinson's poem, "The Sky is Low, The Clouds are Mean."
Grade 4 Aesop
The main purpose of this fable is to
  1. teach people that you don't have to be the best to win. You just have to keep trying and not give up.
  2. teach people that the fastest runners never win.
  3. teach people that you have to be the best to win.
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
How long have children been reading fairy tales?
  1. ten years
  2. a thousand years
  3. hundreds years
  4. fifty years
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
Which one of the options below is a Brother's Grimm story?
  1. The Canterbury Tales
  2. Beowulf
  3. Snow White
  4. Dracula
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
How many brothers/sisters did the Grimm brothers have?
  1. 4
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 1
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
What did the brothers do after their father died?
  1. Left to join the circus
  2. Went to a university to study law
  3. Became doctors
  4. Traveled Europe to hunt monsters
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
What did the Grimm brothers' father do for a living?
  1. Lion tamer
  2. Dentist
  3. Lawyer
  4. Author
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
The Brother's Grimm wrote Rapunzel.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
Who wrote the Brother's Grimm fairy tales?
  1. Jakob and Wilhelm
  2. Jack and Jill
  3. Chaucer and Spencer
  4. Unknown
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
How many years apart were the Grimm brothers?
  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 5
  4. 10
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
Where were the Grimm brothers born?
  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Sicily, Italy
  3. Hanau, Germany
  4. Paris, France
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
What was their father's name?
  1. Philipp
  2. Tommy Boy
  3. Jeremy
  4. Hansel
Grade 4 The Brothers Grimm
When was Wilhelm born?
  1. 2012
  2. 1785
  3. 1800
  4. 1786
Grade 4 Langston Hughes
Explain the meaning of Langston Hughes' "I Dream a World". Use the text (poem) to support your answer.
Grade 4 Aesop
In this story, Hare can best be described as
  1. prideful
  2. humble
  3. slow
Grade 4 Aesop
In his next race, Hare will probably
  1. brag even more
  2. run more slowly
  3. not stop to rest
Grade 4 Aesop
Other animals who were watching the race probably thought that                 would win the race.
  1. Hare
  2. Tortoise
  3. Both
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