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Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which word best describes the lion?
  1. kind
  2. helpful
  3. popular
  4. self-centered
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Lion asked Anansi to speak the name of the tree. What was the problem?
  1. Anansi had left.
  2. Anansi lost his voice.
  3. Anansi spoke in a different language.
  4. Anansi could not remember the name.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which message best fits the story?
  1. Honesty is the best policy.
  2. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
  3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  4. Don't count all your eggs before they are hatched.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which word BEST describes the old man at the beginning of the story?
  1. happy
  2. hungry
  3. poor
  4. pessimistic
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which detail from the story best shows the beggar's character?
  1. He picked up a purse of gold.
  2. He counted the money inside.
  3. He went to the judge to settle the case.
  4. He hoped he could find the owner of the purse.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did the storyteller ask the lion for?
  1. a new guitar
  2. a small payment
  3. a bed for the night
  4. an invitation to the palace
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
The animals forgot the name of the tree because they were
  1. old.
  2. slow.
  3. tired.
  4. distracted.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the animals build a drum?
  1. to play music for King Lion
  2. to hide inside during a battle
  3. to make it easier to call a meeting
  4. to sell to make money for the kingdom
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the judge give the purse of gold to the beggar?
  1. because he asked nicely
  2. because no one else had claimed it
  3. because he did not like the merchant
  4. because the beggar needed the money badly
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which word best describes the character of the beggar?
  1. lonely
  2. honest
  3. angry
  4. cold
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why was the hare chosen to visit the king and find out the name of the tree?
  1. He was very fast.
  2. He had a good memory.
  3. He was liked by the king.
  4. He had nothing better to do.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the animals need the tree?
  1. A drought had caused their trees to die.
  2. The tree would help them earn lots of money.
  3. The tree was a gift from the neighboring kingdom.
  4. A witch had cast a spell upon them and their trees.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did the farmer and his wife receive?
  1. food
  2. honor
  3. money
  4. children
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What was the problem with the drum?
  1. It was too heavy.
  2. It was the wrong color.
  3. It did not make enough noise.
  4. It would not open to let monkey out.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
At the beginning of the story, King Lion
  1. enforced a new law.
  2. called the animals to a meeting.
  3. summoned the monkey to his den.
  4. asked Anansi to give him some advice.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the old man feel about his position in life?
  1. He was angry with God.
  2. He wished for more wealth and fame.
  3. He was content with his life and belongings.
  4. He worked hard day and night to rise to the top.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
When Ruby Bridges was growing up
  1. she lived with her grandparents.
  2. blacks and whites did not get along.
  3. she became very sick with the measles.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Ruby Bridges felt like she
  1. did not belong.
  2. could not sing.
  3. was very sick.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Ruby Bridges was very
  1. mean.
  2. brave.
  3. happy.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the shoemaker and his wife stay up all night?
  1. to finish making shoes
  2. to wait for Santa Claus to arrive
  3. to catch the burglar in their home
  4. to see who was making the shoes
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