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The Blind Men And The Elephant

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The Blind Men And The Elephant

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does the story take place?
    • A. 

      In Vietnam

    • B. 

      In India

    • C. 

      In Thailand

    • D. 

      In Pakistan

  • 2. 
    What kind of story is this?
    • A. 

      A novel

    • B. 

      A play

    • C. 

      A myth

    • D. 

      A fable

  • 3. 
    How many blind men were there?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 4. 
    What called the attention of the blind men at the very beginning?
    • A. 

      That the animal was making a weird noise.

    • B. 

      That they stopped to speak to an old man.

    • C. 

      That they were all blind.

    • D. 

      That they didn't know where to go.

  • 5. 
    Who said "may we touch it"?
    • A. 

      The old man

    • B. 

      The first blind man

    • C. 

      The second blind man

    • D. 

      The third blind man

  • 6. 
    What was long and smooth?
    • A. 

      One of the elephant's tusk

    • B. 

      The elephant's feet

    • C. 

      The old man's cane.

    • D. 

      The elephant's tail

  • 7. 
    How was the elephant?
    • A. 

      Wild

    • B. 

      Violent

    • C. 

      Gentle

    • D. 

      Smooth

  • 8. 
    What part of the elephant was thick and rough?
    • A. 

      Its tusks

    • B. 

      Its trunk

    • C. 

      Its teeth

    • D. 

      Its legs

  • 9. 
    How could the fifth blind man touch the elephant's ears?
    • A. 

      Because the ears were big.

    • B. 

      Because the elephant put his head down.

    • C. 

      Because the elephant was not so big.

    • D. 

      Because the elephant flapped its ears.

  • 10. 
    Why did the blind men start to argue?
    • A. 

      Because they wanted to keep the elephant.

    • B. 

      Because the old man made them feel confused.

    • C. 

      Because they were all wrong.

    • D. 

      Because each one thought his idea was the correct one.

  • 11. 
    What did the old man mean when he said "You are all right. But you are all wrong" ?
    • A. 

      He meant they were all right about what the elephant was.

    • B. 

      He meant the elephant was an animal but they were all wrong because they thought it was only things.

    • C. 

      He meant they were all wrong about what the elephant was.

    • D. 

      He meant they were all right about their guesses but they were all wrong because an elephant was not only a spear, or a rope, or a wall, etc.

  • 12. 
    How did the first blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its tusks?
    • A. 

      Because he knew a spear was long, smooth and the tip was pointed ans sharp.

    • B. 

      Because he knew elephants were strange animals.

    • C. 

      Because he knew elephants had tusks.

    • D. 

      Because he knew elephants were long and smooth.

  • 13. 
    How did the second blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched its trunk?
    • A. 

      Because he knew elephants had trunks.

    • B. 

      Because he knew that elephants could move their trunks up and down from side to side.

    • C. 

      Because he knew that snake could move up and down from side to side.

    • D. 

      Because he knew that snakes were gentle animals.

  • 14. 
    How did the third blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its legs?
    • A. 

      Because he knew that elephants were tall.

    • B. 

      Because he knew that trees grew up in India.

    • C. 

      Because he knew that elephants were strong and didn't move.

    • D. 

      Because he knew that trees were thick and rough and very tall.

  • 15. 
    How did the fourth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its side?
    • A. 

      Because he knew elephants were wide and flat.

    • B. 

      Because he knew that walls are wide and flat.

    • C. 

      Because he knew that elephants were heavy.

    • D. 

      Because he knew that walls are hard.

  • 16. 
    How did the fifth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its ears?
    • A. 

      Because he knew that fans flapped and made a breeze.

    • B. 

      Because he knew that elephants' ears are big.

    • C. 

      Because he knew that fans were animals.

    • D. 

      Because he knew that elephants had fans.

  • 17. 
    How did the sixth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched its tail?
    • A. 

      Because he knew that elephants' tail were long, thing and had hair on the end.

    • B. 

      Because he knew that elephants had tails.

    • C. 

      Because he knew that ropes were long, thing and had hair on the end.

    • D. 

      Because he knew that ropes were part of an elephant.

  • 18. 
    What is an inference?
    • A. 

      An inference is a kind of sentence that you find in a text.

    • B. 

      An inference is a logical guess that you make using your background knowledge and previous experiences.

    • C. 

      An inference is a kind story in which you have animals and it teaches you a lesson.

    • D. 

      An inference is the main idea of a paragraphs.

  • 19. 
    What inference can be made about the sentence below?When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
    • A. 

      Randy was very happy.

    • B. 

      Randy was very upset because his hamster died.

    • C. 

      Randy was not sleepy.

    • D. 

      Randy was too full to eat.

  • 20. 
    Joseph and Caitlin were choosing the players for their teams. It was Caitlin's turn to choose, and only Jason was left.Caitlin said, "Jason."We can infer that                                  .
    • A. 

      Jason was the best player.

    • B. 

      Caitlin wanted Jason on her team.

    • C. 

      Joseph hates Jason

    • D. 

      Jason was not a very good player.

  • 21. 
    Joe was very tired when he got home from school. He decided to take a nap. When he woke up the sun was shining. He could hear roosters crowing and smelled bacon cooking in the kitchen. He walked slowly into the kitchen and asked his mother, "What time is it?"What time did he wake up? Infer the time.
    • A. 

      Noon

    • B. 

      Midnight

    • C. 

      7:00 in the morning

    • D. 

      7:00 in the afternoon

  • 22. 
    Doctors recommend that everyone exercise every day, particularly those who spend many hours doing sedentary activities like reading, typing or sewing. We can infer that when people are doing sedentary activities, they must be               ____.
    • A. 

      Learning

    • B. 

      Relaxing

    • C. 

      Talking

    • D. 

      Sitting

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