Sayings We Share Comprehension
  • 1. According to the selection, you learn much about life from ________.
A) characters in books
B) brothers and sisters
C) teachers and coaches
D) older family members
  • 2. Another name for common sayings is _______.
A) fables
B) rhymes
C) proverbs
D) fairy tales
  • 3. Oral traditions are usually stories or sayings that different cultures ________.
A) say each year at holiday time
B) require the young to memorize
C) use to teach their young about art
D) pass down from generation to generation
  • 4. Proverbs from around the world may use different words, but many of the ________ are the same.
A) stories
B) locations
C) sentences
D) ideas
  • 5. Which American saying is similar to the Vietnamese saying "Even with two hands, one cannot catch two fish at one time"?
A) As a crab walks, so walks its children.
B) One today is worth a thousand tomorrows.
C) Silence is golden?
D) Don't spread yourself too thin.
  • 6. The moral of a story is the _______ that the story teaches.
A) lesson
B) expression
C) tradition
D) generation
  • 7. Arnold Lobel uses the tale of the rooster to teach that in order to succeed, you ________.
A) must be grown up
B) may fail at first
C) must yell loudly
D) need sunshine
  • 8. What is the meaning of "he who lays down with dogs shall rise up with fleas"?
A) The dogs are looking for their pet fleas.
B) It is difficult to raise a family of fleas.
C) A person is known by the company he keeps.
D) A sleeping cat cannot catch the rat.
  • 9. The lazy mouse goes hungry because she _______.
A) had a hard time finding snakeskin at night
B) doesn't understand how to gather beans
C) didn't run for help in time
D) played when she should have worked
  • 10. "Slow and steady wins the race" is the moral for the fable _________.
A) "Two Mice"
B) "French Fable"
C) "American Fable"
D) "The Hare and the Tortoise"
  • 11. Aesop's fables were written _________.
A) over 2,000 years ago
B) about the future
C) in present times
D) in Spanish
  • 12. This selection is most like a _________.
A) news story
B) magazine article
C) biography
D) journal entry
  • 13. How are fables and proverbs alike?
  • 14. How are the dog and the wolf in the French fable different?
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