Folktales Comprehension Test
Reading comprehension and vocabulary test over The Frog Princess, Paul Bunyan and Knots on a Counting Rope
The Frog Princess
1A: In The Frog Princess, what does the princess do to show her family that she wants to return to the land of the frogs?
She runs away and goes to live with a group of snakes.
She walks down to the lake every night.
She refuses to wear anything but green dresses.
She vomits out a great ball of mud, worms and insects.
1B: Which detail from the text supports your answer in 1A?
"The headman and his wife awoke to find their daughter gone."
"The girl drank the potion. Suddenly she vomited out a great ball of mud."
"She was dressed in beautiful clothes. A large pile of gifts lay at her feet."
"Every evening she walked down to the lake. She sat by its waters, not saying a word."
2A: Which two characteristics best describe the headman?
2B: Which detail from the text supports your answer in 2A?
"Keep your gifts. I want my daughter, the headman repeated."
"The headman asked the traveler to describe the young woman."
"His daughter was one of the most beautiful girls in the Tlingit nation."
"Now that she has brought it up she will be human again."
3A: What does the word 'suitor' mean in the following sentence "Marry you? Why I would sooner marry a frog from our lake!" she told one suitor whose eyes bulged slightly.
a person you do not like
a person who likes animals
a person you want to marry
a person who swims a lot
3B: Which detail from the text supports your answer in 3A?
"The poor man left in disgrace and never returned."
"Together they walked down and down until they reached the bottom of the lake."
"There I saw a beautiful girl sitting on a long, surrounded by frogs.
"Many young men came to the village, hoping to make her their bride."
4: Which word would be a synonym for "exchange" in the following sentence: "If you let her stay with us, we will give you great gifts in exchange."
5: What clues does the author give us that the man that knocks on the princess' door is really a frog? Explain in complete sentences.
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