2. What is the title of our story or selection?
3. What is the meaning of a stile?
4. What is the meaning of bite?
5. What is the meaning of beat?
6. What is the meaning of cooperate?
7. What is the meaning of helpless?
8. What is the meaning of hang?
9. What is the meaning of chase?
11. Who was cleaning her house?
12. What day was it, and what did she find while she was cleaning?
13. Where will the old woman go, and what will she buy?
15. What did they come across, and what did the little pig do?
16. What animal did she see pass by?
17. What did the old woman ask the dog to do, and what did the dog do?
18. What did the old woman see next?
19. What did the old woman order it to do, but what did the stick do?
20. What did the old woman see next?
21. What did the old woman order the fire to do, but what did it do?
22. Since the stick would not cooperate, what did the old woman feel?
23. What could the old woman not do?
24. What did the old woman see next?
25. What did the old woman tell the water to do, but what did it do?
26. What did the old woman see next?
27. What did the old woman tell the cow to do, but what did it do?
28. What did the old woman later see next?
29. What did the old woman tell the butcher to do, but what did he do?
30. Since the butcher will not kill the cow, what can't the old woman do?
31. What did the old woman see next?
32. What did the old woman tell the rope to do, but what did it do?
33. Much later, what did the old woman see?
34. What did the old woman tell the rat to do, but what did it do?
35. What did the old woman see next?
36. What did the old woman ask the cat to do, but what did the cat ask for?
37. What did the old woman do?
38. What did the cat do after drinking milk?
40. What did the rope do?
41. What did the butcher do?
43. What did the water do?
44. What did the fire do?
45. What did the stick do?
47. What did little Piggy do?
48. What was the old woman able to do?
49. What should we always remember when our parents tell us something to do?
50. Read the selection or story and answer the questions that follow. What is the title of the story or selection?
Why the Turtle Carries His House Along
Long, long ago, the turtle lived in a small hut which he never carried along with him. He usually put up his hut at the bank of the river. He chose to live along the river because he would dive, swim and fish now and then.
One day, a turtle family put up its hut of dried leaves and twigs. Father Turtle and Mother Turtle felt so warm when their work was done that they wanted very much to go for a swim. After putting up the stove and all their things in place, Father Turtle said, “Come, Mother. Let’s hurry for we’ll do some fishing. Look, the stove and the pot are ready for our catch!”
“May I come along, Father?” begged Baby Turtle. “I can swim. I can also help you catch fish.”
“Listen, Baby Turtle. Be a good child and keep house while we’re away. You aren’t tired and you don’t feel warm the way we do, so you need not come along,” explained Mother Turtle.
“Yes, Baby Turtle. Stay in the house while we go swimming and fishing. Just sleep or play while waiting for us, Baby, but be sure not to play with the matches or else you’ll burn yourself to death,” said Father Turtle.
“Ha, ha, ha! Burn myself to death, Father? What a burn!” exclaimed Baby Turtle.
Off went Father and Mother Turtle calling back as they hurried on, “Baby Turtle, take good care of the house!”
But the Baby Turtle did not hear what they said. “Mmmm,” he sobbed. He felt very sorry indeed for being left behind. He walked here and there around their new hut. When he got tired, he went in. “I’m hungry,” he said. “What shall I eat?” He stopped to think.
Soon he said, “Oh! I know! I’ll make porridge. I’ll make enough for Mother, Father, and for my hungry self. At least, my good parents will be glad to see the porridge ready when they come home. They will just have to prepare their catch.
He got some of the left-over twigs and dried leaves. He put these in the stove. He looked for the matches. When he found it, he kindled the twigs and leaves. Lo! The flames went high and the hut caught fire.
“Fire! Fire!” he called. “Father! Come, oh, come!” He ran here and there shouting. “Our house is burning!”
Father and Mother Turtle heard his shouts from afar. They scampered home but their house was nowhere to be found. Only ashes remained where it once stood and there was Baby Turtle crying bitterly over it. “Mmm! We’ve no more house to live in!” he sobbed.
His father and mother comforted him. “From now on, child,” they said, “we’ll tell all the other turtles to make houses that won’t burn and wherever we go we’ll each carry the house along.”
And they did.
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51. Long, long ago, where does the turtle live?
52. Where does he usually put up his hut?
53. Why does he chose to live along the river?
54. Who put up a hut , and what was it made of?
55. Who decided to go for a swim after working?
56. After putting up the stove and all their things in place, what did Father Turtle say?
57. Who begged to come along, and what can he do?
58. What did Mother Turtle say and explain?
59. What did Father Turtle say and explain?
60. What did Father and Mother Turtle call back as they hurried on?
61. What did Baby Turtle feel when he was left behind?
63. What will he cook, and how much will he make?
64. What else did Baby Turtle say?
65. What did Baby Turtle do to prepare?
66. When he kindled the twigs and leaves, what suddenly happened?
67. What did Baby Turtle do when the hut caught fire?
68. Who heard his shouts?
69. What did Father and Mother Turtle do, and what did they see?
70. What did they see Baby Turtle doing?
71. What did Baby Turtle say while sobbing?
72. What did his parents do and say?