The Secret Message- Comprehension Quiz

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The Secret Message- Comprehension Quiz

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  • 1. 
    At the beginning of the story , why would the merchant not let the parrot go?
    • A. 

      He was entertaining

    • B. 

      He could play dead

    • C. 

      He was worth a lot of money

    • D. 

      He attracted customers to his shop

  • 2. 
    What happened when the merchant told the parrots in the forest about his parrot's cage?
    • A. 

      They died.

    • B. 

      They fell off the branched and flew away.

    • C. 

      They flew off the branched and sang a beautiful song to him.

    • D. 

      They fell off the branches onto their backs with their feet in the air

  • 3. 
    What did the parrot want the merchant to tell the other parrots that he saw in the forest?
    • A. 

      About his cage

    • B. 

      About his kind owner

    • C. 

      About all the customers

    • D. 

      About his bright feathers

  • 4. 
    Why did the merchant's parrot fall off his swing with his feet pointing up when the merchant told him what happened in the forest?
    • A. 

      He died

    • B. 

      He was sick

    • C. 

      He was entertaining the customers

    • D. 

      He was doing what the parrots were telling him to do

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      He feels bad

    • B. 

      He feels that the cage is beautiful

    • C. 

      He feel that the cage is not big enough

    • D. 

      He feels that the parrot does not like the cage

  • 6. 
    What is the root word of tropical?
    • A. 

      Tropics

    • B. 

      Trop

    • C. 

      Tropical does not have a root word

    • D. 

      Pical

  • 7. 
    Based on the merchant's behavior at the party, what can yo infer that the merchant liked least about his travels?
    • A. 

      Being on the Silk Road

    • B. 

      Not being able to get good for his shop

    • C. 

      When he spoke to the parrots in the forest

    • D. 

      Riding on the camel

  • 8. 
    The merchant is sad when the parrot falls from his swing.  Why do you think the merchant is sad?
    • A. 

      He was going to miss the parrot

    • B. 

      He was happy

    • C. 

      Customers would never come to his shop

    • D. 

      He lost money

  • 9. 
    What quality does the merchant represent in the story?
    • A. 

      Selfishness

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      Envy

  • 10. 
    How does the parrot escape?
    • A. 

      He escapes from the cage when the merchant tries to feed him

    • B. 

      He plays dead

    • C. 

      He pretends he broke a wing

    • D. 

      The merchant let him go

  • 11. 
    The merchant buys the parrot a beautiful golden cage with three swings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The parrot greatly appreciates the merchants kindness, and is very excited about his new cage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Secret Message is a narrative genre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
  • 15. 
    What about the Silk Road might be exciting for the merchant? Do you think the parrot would find the Silk Road exciting?  Please support your answers with text evidence explaining how you know. 
  • 16. 
    How does the merchants view of the cage differ form the parrot's view? Support your answer with text evidence.
  • 17. 
    What message does the author want to give the reader, what is the theme? Support your answer with text evidence.