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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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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)
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)
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)
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)
What did the farmer and his wife receive?
  1. food
  2. honor
  3. money
  4. children
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)
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)
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)
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)
Why did the tigers leave the land?
  1. They were tired.
  2. They were hungry.
  3. They were not wanted.
  4. They were very embarrassed.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the tortoise win the contest?
  1. He ran quickly.
  2. His friends carried him.
  3. His twin brother won the race.
  4. He attached a motor to his shell.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the farmer give seeds to the collared crow?
  1. He had more inside.
  2. He knew the crow was hungry.
  3. The crow promised to reward him.
  4. The crow took them from his hands.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why was the first and strongest tiger sure he would win the contest?
  1. He had been working out.
  2. He had rigged the competition.
  3. He got his brothers to help him.
  4. He thought the mouse was weak.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What happened to the farmer's seeds?
  1. He dropped them.
  2. The crows ate them.
  3. He couldn't afford to buy them.
  4. They rotted in the wet ground.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Why did the chief end the party?
  1. It was late.
  2. He was tired.
  3. He was upset.
  4. The food was gone.
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.
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