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1

Before you read a text, you should set a purpose for reading. What does setting a purpose for reading “He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit” help you do?

A. It helps you focus your reading.
B. It helps you know what books to take home.
C. It helps you finish reading the story.
D. It helps you understand why some stories are better than others.


A. It helps you focus your reading.

2

In “He Lion . . . ,” the animal characters are personified. That means that the animals have human qualities. What kind of person would you say he Lion is most like?

A. someone who is cruel but smart
B. someone who is gentle and kind
C. someone who is conceited and boastful
D. someone who is everybody’s friend

C. someone who is conceited and boastful

3

In “He Lion . . . ,” why is Bruh Rabbit not afraid of he Lion?

A. Bruh Rabbit has a gun.
B. Bruh Rabbit has more friends.
C. Bruh Rabbit knows how to handle he Lion.
D. Bruh Rabbit is meaner than he Lion.

C. Bruh Rabbit knows how to handle he Lion.

4

In “He Lion . . . ,” how do all the animals think and behave?

A. like dangerous wild animals
B. like different kinds of people
C. like house pets
D. like criminals

B. like different kinds of people

5

In “He Lion . . . ,” previewing the text helps set a purpose for reading. You pre- view before you read to get an idea about the story you will read. What is one way to preview the text?

A. Read it quickly to younger students. Then ask them how they liked it.
B. Ask the teacher what it’s about. Take notes on what he or she says.
C. Read the last paragraph of the story. See if you can guess what happened
before it.
D. Look at the title. See what ideas and feelings you get about the story from the title.

D. Look at the title. See what ideas and feelings you get about the story from the title.

6

In “He Lion . . . ,” what human characteristic does Bruh Rabbit show?

A. cleverness
B. nervousness
C. bossiness
D. gentleness

A. cleverness

7

In “He Lion . . . ,” when he Lion meets Man, what happens?

A. He Lion attacks and kills Man.
B. He Lion scares away Man.
C. He Lion roars and Man shoots him.
D. He Lion and Man become friends.

C. He Lion roars and Man shoots him.

8

As a result of what happens in “He Lion . . . ,” what does he Lion learn to be?

A. more clever and careful
B. more cruel and patient
C. more modest and humble
D. more generous and friendly

C. more modest and humble

9

In “He Lion . . . ,” what does Bruh Bear learn by the end of the story?

A. how to climb a tree
B. where he Lion’s lair is
C. how to handle he Lion
D. what Man looks like

D. what Man looks like

10

Why might storytellers have handed down the story of “He Lion . . . ”?

A. to warn people to stay out of the forest
B. to prove that the rabbit is king of the forest
C. to amuse people while teaching that being too proud is dangerous
D. to show people that it’s important to shoot lions before they attack

C. to amuse people while teaching that being too proud is dangerous

11

When you look at the title of “He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit” before you begin to read the story, you are

A. previewing the text.
B. focusing on your experience.
C. deciding if you want to read more.
D. guessing who the author might be.

A. previewing the text.

12

Which quotation from “He Lion . . .” shows the characters’ human and animal qualities?

A. “Scare all the little animals so they were afraid to come outside in the sunshine.”
B. “So they went to Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit.”
C. “He’d seen enough not to be afraid of an old he lion.”
D. “Kept their distance. He watchin them and they watchin him. Everybody actin cordial.”

D. “Kept their distance. He watchin them and they watchin him. Everybody actin cordial.”

13

In “He Lion . . . ,” the human quality that he Lion best represents is

A. cruelty.
B. conceit.
C. trickery.
D. fear.

B. conceit.

14

In “He Lion . . . ,” Bruh Rabbit is not afraid of he Lion because

A. he has a secret weapon.
B. he has friends who will help him.
C. he knows how to handle him.
D. he knows that he Lion is not mean.

C. he knows how to handle him.

15

In “He Lion . . . ,” he Lion wants to find Man because

A. Bruh Rabbit says Man is king of the forest.
B. Bruh Bear tells him Man is weak.
C. he wants to meet someone more intelligent.
D. he has never seen Man.

A. Bruh Rabbit says Man is king of the forest.

16

In “He Lion . . . ,” Bruh Rabbit thinks that Man is the real king of the forest because Man is

A. more powerful than he Lion.
B. smarter than he Lion.
C. bigger than he Lion.
D. kinder than he Lion.

A. more powerful than he Lion.

17

The animals in “He Lion . . .” behave mostly

A. like real animals.
B. like people.
C. in wild, uncivilized ways.
D. in unpredictable ways.

B. like people.

18

In “He Lion . . . ,” Bruh Rabbit’s most outstanding human characteristic is

A. cleverness.
B. eagerness.
C. bossiness.
D. gentleness.

A. cleverness.

19

Bruh Rabbit lets he Lion meet Man face to face because

A. he is hoping that Man will kill he Lion.
B. he thinks that is the best way to teach he Lion a lesson he won’t forget.
C. there is not enough space in the thicket for he Lion to hide with them.
D. he Lion is not as afraid of Man as he and Bear are.

B. he thinks that is the best way to teach he Lion a lesson he won’t forget.

20

In “He Lion . . . ,” what happens when he Lion meets Man?

A. He Lion attacks and eats the man.
B. He Lion roars and scares away the man.
C. He Lion roars and the man shoots him with a gun.
D. He Lion runs and hides in some bushes.

C. He Lion roars and the man shoots him with a gun.

21

In“HeLion...,”the Lion learns to be more

A. modest.
B. cautious.
C. thrifty.
D. generous.

A. modest.

22

The reason why storytellers handed down “He Lion . . . ” was to

A. warn people about the dangers of living in the forest.
B. show people that the lion is king of the forest.
C. amuse people while teaching them that pride can be dangerous.
D. show people that it’s important to shoot lions before they can attack.

C. amuse people while teaching them that pride can be dangerous.

23

The word that best describes the overall feeling of “He Lion . . .” is

A. sad.
B. amusing.
C. mysterious.
D. realistic.

B. amusing.

24

In “He Lion . . . ,” the human qualities that are valued and admired are

A. pride and strength.
B. fair play and patience.
C. athletic ability and good looks.
D. intelligence and modesty.

D. intelligence and modesty.

25

Previewing “Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth” helps you set a purpose for reading. When do you preview a story?

A. after you read it
B. before you read it
C. after you set a purpose for reading
D. before you take a test

B. before you read it

26

Setting a purpose for reading “Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth” helps you do what?

A. focus your thoughts about what you will read
B. know what questions will be asked about the story
C. finish reading the story by giving you clues about how it will end
D. understand why some stories are better than others

A. focus your thoughts about what you will read

27

What role does Ekwefi play in “Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth”?

A. She is the wife of Tortoise.
B. She gives the feast in the sky.
C. She teaches Tortoise how to fly.
D. She is the storyteller.

D. She is the storyteller.

28

In "Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth ”Chinua Achebe gives human qualities, such as personality and feelings, to ani- mal characters. What do you call this?

A. tradition
B. exaggeration
C. personification
D. conflict

C. personification

29

In "Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth

Why do the birds believe Tortoise’s lies?

A. They think he has changed and that he is no longer a bad person.
B. He has always told the truth before, and they think he is telling the truth now.
C. They have never known anyone who tells lies.
D. They feel sorry for him because he’s so hungry, and they want to help him.

A. They think he has changed and that he is no longer a bad person.

30

In "Why the Tortoise’s Shell Is Not Smooth

Tortoise asks the birds to call him All of You. That name turns out to be very convenient for him at the feast. Based on what happens at the feast, what human quality is Tortoise showing when he takes that name?

A. cleverness
B. politeness
C. pride
D. foolishness

A. cleverness