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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did the shoemaker do with the first pair of shoes he found completed?
  1. He kept them.
  2. He gave them to a detective.
  3. He sold them for a high price.
  4. He tore them apart and remade them.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the shoemaker and his wife make clothes and shoes for the elves?
  1. to show their thankfulness
  2. to keep them from coming back
  3. because the weather turned very cold
  4. because they wanted to show them off
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the shoes benefit the old man?
  1. He was able to make a good living.
  2. He became poor and unable to keep his shop.
  3. He became lazy and stopped working as hard.
  4. He felt a hundred years younger and more energetic.
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)
How did the lion feel about the song?
  1. He never heard it.
  2. He started to sing it.
  3. He thanked Anansi for writing it.
  4. He asked people to stop singing it.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did Nyame do with the ball?
  1. He put it in the sky.
  2. He kept it for himself.
  3. He gave it to Cushion.
  4. He turned it into stars.
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