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1

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” why do the wolves fear Tabaqui the jackal?

A. because he steals their food
B. because he sometimes goes mad
C. because he makes trouble with the humans
D. because he hunts their young

B. because he sometimes goes mad

2

Read this quote from “Mowgli’s Brothers.”
“Man!” said Father Wolf, showing all his white teeth.
Which statement is true about this quote?

A. It contains only fantastic elements.
B. It contains only realistic elements.
C. It contains both fantastic and realistic elements.
D. It does not contain fantastic or realistic elements.

C. It contains both fantastic and realistic elements.

3

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” the Law of the Jungle forbids killing humans. What reason do the animals give for this law?

A. Humans are stronger than the animals.
B. It is the duty of animals to protect humans.
C. The cubs must be protected from humans.
D. Humans are weak and defenseless.

D. Humans are weak and defenseless.

4

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” Mother and Father Wolf like Mowgli right away. Why?

A. He acts brave and bold.
B. He seems lost and confused.
C. He is very small.
D. He is afraid of Shere Khan.

A. He acts brave and bold.

5

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” the tiger roars in anger when Mowgli is accepted into the Pack. Bagheera the panther says that one day Mowgli will make the tiger “roar to another tune.” What does Bagheera mean by this?

A. Mowgli will one day wound or kill the tiger.
B. Mowgli will soon be roaring like a tiger.
C. Mowgli will always remain a mystery to the jungle creatures.
D. Mowgli will one day become the tiger’s prey.

A. Mowgli will one day wound or kill the tiger.

6

Where does the excerpt from James and the Giant Peach take place?

A. in the Centipede’s home
B. in the center of a peach
C. in an underground cave
D. in the Earthworm’s den

B. in the center of a peach

7

Read this sentence from James and the Giant Peach.
There was an Old-Green-Grasshopper as large as a large dog sitting on a stool directly across the room from James now.

What detail from the sentence tells you that you are reading fantasy?

A. The grasshopper was old and green.
B. The grasshopper was as large as a dog.
C. The grasshopper was on a stool.
D. The grasshopper was across the room from James.

B. The grasshopper was as large as a dog.

8

Which phrase best describes the Centipede in James and the Giant Peach?

A. slow to speak
B. ready to help
C. willing to lead
D. quick to anger

D. quick to anger

9

Which detail from James and the Giant Peach is true to life?

A. The Centipede asks James for help.
B. The Centipede is boastful.
C. The Centipede has many legs.
D. The Centipede wears boots.

C. The Centipede has many legs.

10

Which is true of both Mowgli in “Mowgli’s Brothers” and James in James and the Giant Peach?

A. They are scared by what is happening.
B. Someone is planning to harm them.
C. Some kind of magic is working on them.
D. They accidentally wander into a strange place.

D. They accidentally wander into a strange place.

11

Which element of fantasy is in both “Mowgli’s Brothers” and James and the Giant Peach?

A. a natural setting
B. boys who go exploring
C. non-human creatures who speak
D. a mysterious event

C. non-human creatures who speak

12

Which is true of the creatures in both “Mowgli’s Brothers” and James and the Giant Peach?

A. They do not trust the human who appears.
B. They blame a human for their troubles.
C. They accept a human into their group.
D. They are confused by the human who appears.

C. They accept a human into their group.

13

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” what news does Tabaqui the jackal deliver to Father and Mother Wolf?

A. Mowgli has been accepted as a member of the Wolf Pack.
B. The tiger Shere Khan has changed his hunting grounds.
C. The Wolf Pack is gathering on Council Rock.
D. A human hunting camp has been disturbed by Shere Khan.

B. The tiger Shere Khan has changed his hunting grounds.

14

Which line from “Mowgli’s Brothers” includes a realistic and a fantastic element?

A. “Who speaks for this cub?” said Akela. “Among the Free People who speaks?”
B. The bushes rustled a little in the thicket, and Father Wolf dropped with his
haunches under him . . . .
C. “Man!” said Father Wolf, showing all his white teeth.
D. [Tabaqui] scuttled to the back of the cave, where he found the bone of a buck.

C. “Man!” said Father Wolf, showing all his white teeth.

15

In “Mowgli’s Brothers,” the narrator explains that if a grown wolf kills one of his own pack’s young, the punishment is death. He then says that “if you think for a minute, you will see that his must be so.” Why must this be so?

A. because the punishment for breaking any law is death
B. because if young cubs are killed, the pack will die out
C. because the cubs are needed to help the pack hunt
D. because each wolf family wants to protect its own cubs

B. because if young cubs are killed, the pack will die out

16

None of the wolves speaks in favor of accepting Mowgli into the Pack because

A. the wolves are suspicious of humans.
B. Mowgli does not show enough respect for Akela.
C. the young wolves want the price Bagheera will pay for Mowgli.
D. the Pack already has too many members.

A. the wolves are suspicious of humans.

17

Which words best describe Bagheera the panther in “Mowgli’s Brothers”?

A. cowardly but cruel
B. beautiful but selfish
C. honest but tricky
D. charming but dangerous

D. charming but dangerous

18

Which element of “Mowgli’s Brothers” is most realistic?

A. the way the animals communicate
B. the story situation
C. the setting
D. the animals’ names

C. the setting

19

In the excerpt from James and the Giant Peach, how do the creatures respond to James’s arrival?

A. They try to eat him.
B. They grow fearful.
C. They ignore him.
D. They welcome him.

D. They welcome him.

20

Which line from James and the Giant Peach contains a realistic and a fantastic element?

A. “I have a lot of legs,” the Centipede answered proudly.
B. The Centipede made a wriggling movement with his body. . . .
C. The peach flesh was sweet and juicy, and marvelously refreshing.
D. “I like it soft, thank you very much,” James answered.

A. “I have a lot of legs,” the Centipede answered proudly.

21

In James and the Giant Peach, why does James decide to help the Centipede with his boots?

A. because he finds the Centipede charming
B. because he does not want to be disagreeable
C. because everyone else is helping the Centipede
D. because he hopes to earn a reward

B. because he does not want to be disagreeable

22

In James and the Giant Peach, the sleeping arrangement is realistic only for

A. Centipede.
B. Old-Green-Grasshopper.
C. Earthworm.
D. Spider.

D. Spider.

23

In James and the Giant Peach, Ladybug says to James, “You are one of us now, didn’t you know that? You are one of the crew. We’re all in the same boat.” This suggests that

A. something unusual has happened to all of them.
B. the creatures have tricked James.
C. James has crawled into a giant water craft.
D. Ladybug is the leader of the group.

A. something unusual has happened to all of them.

24

Mowgli in “Mowgli’s Brothers” and James in James and the Giant Peach both

A. go looking for an exciting adventure.
B. are frightened by the creatures around them.
C. wander innocently into a strange situation.
D. seem much older than they really are.

C. wander innocently into a strange situation.

25

The setting of James and the Giant Peach is

A. less realistic than that of “Mowgli’s Brothers.”
B. less fantastic than that of “Mowgli’s Brothers.”
C. more realistic than that of “Mowgli’s Brothers.”
D. as fantastic as that of “Mowgli’s Brothers.”

A. less realistic than that of “Mowgli’s Brothers.”

26

What do the human characters in “Mowgli’s Brothers” and James and the Giant Peach have in common?

A. They are surrounded by realistic creatures.
B. They behave realistically.
C. They behave in fantastic ways.
D. They are surrounded by totally fantastic creatures.

B. They behave realistically.

27

Based on “Mowgli’s Brother” and James and the Giant Peach, which is true of fan- tasy writing?


A. It contains only elements that are not found in real life.
B. It contains mostly real-life elements with one or two make-believe elements.
C. It contains some make-believe elements and some real-life elements.
D. It contains only elements that are true to real life.

C. It contains some make-believe elements and some real-life elements.

28

As the adventures of each boy unfold, what is most likely to happen?

A. The creatures will turn against the boy.
B. The boy will find a way to escape the creatures.
C. The boy will turn into one of the creatures.
D. The creatures will protect and help the boy.

D. The creatures will protect and help the boy.