Rikki - Tikki - Tavi

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Rikki - Tikki - Tavi


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  • 1. 
    Which event directly leads up to Rikki-tikki’s living in the house with Teddy and his parents?
    • A. 

      A snake attacks Teddy

    • B. 

      Rikki eats a banana on the veranda

    • C. 

      A summer flood washes Rikki out of his burrow

    • D. 

      Darzee tells Rikki about his lost baby

  • 2. 
    According to this story, what two animals is a mongoose like?
    • A. 

      A tailorbird and a rabbit

    • B. 

      A cat and a weasel

    • C. 

      A rabbit and a weasel

    • D. 

      A muskrat and a cat

  • 3. 
    Why is Rikki-tikki not afraid of fighting the snakes?
    • A. 

      He instinctively knows how to fight them.

    • B. 

      His mother taught him how to fight cobras

    • C. 

      Many of his childhood friends were snakes

    • D. 

      Darzee and his wife tell him how to fight.

  • 4. 
    Why does Nag hide in the bathroom?
    • A. 

      He wants to surprise the mongoose by attacking him in the house.

    • B. 

      He is angry at his wife and wants to get away from her.

    • C. 

      He wants to kill Teddy's father when he comes to the bathroom in the morning.

    • D. 

      He is lost and wants to wait until daylight to find his way out of the house.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following events causes the war in this story?
    • A. 

      The cobras want to kill Rikki-tikki before he kills them.

    • B. 

      The cobras killed Darzee, and the other animals want revenge.

    • C. 

      The family decides to rid the garden of snakes.

    • D. 

      Nag and Nagaina fight with each other about their eggs.

  • 6. 
    The narrator makes the animal characters seem human by --
    • A. 

      Telling how the animals have strong loyalties and conflicts

    • B. 

      Explaining that Rikki-tikki's eyes grow red when he is angry

    • C. 

      Explaining where the animals live in the garden.

    • D. 

      Showing how Rikki-tikki lives in the bungalow.

  • 7. 
    If Teddy's father had not used his __________________, Rikki-tikki might have _______________.
    • A. 

      Wits, laughed

    • B. 

      Gun, been killed

    • C. 

      Common sense, stayed inside

    • D. 

      Stick, given up

  • 8. 
    Why is it unwise for a mongoose to follow a cobra into a hole?
    • A. 

      A mongoose is frightened of dark places.

    • B. 

      The hole might open up or widen, allowing the cobra to turn and strike

    • C. 

      The red ants that live in the hole might attack the mongoose.

    • D. 

      The earth in the hole is dark and moist.

  • 9. 
    Darzee's wife and Nagaina are similar because they both ---
    • A. 

      Stay in their nests and care for their young

    • B. 

      Plot with their husbands to kill Rikki-tikki

    • C. 

      Take action when their husbands fail

    • D. 

      Worry about the presence of humans in the bungalow

  • 10. 
    The birds and frogs in the garden rejoice at the end of the story because they are ---
    • A. 

      Afraid that Rikki-tikki might be killed.

    • B. 

      Overjoyed that the snakes are dead.

    • C. 

      Trying to wake Rikki-tikki from his long nap

    • D. 

      Attempting to communicate with Teddy's mother and father.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not a conflict or source of conflict in the story?
    • A. 

      Teddy's parents argue about keeping Rikki-tikki

    • B. 

      The cobras eat one of Darzee's eggs.

    • C. 

      The cobras plot to kill the family.

    • D. 

      Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about conflict is true about the story?
    • A. 

      Conflict cannot be avoided.

    • B. 

      Conflict is caused by a lack of communication.

    • C. 

      Conflict is healthy for everyone.

    • D. 

      Conflict is caused by hurt feelings.

  • 13. 
    The climax of this story occurs when --
    • A. 

      Nag hides in the bathroom.

    • B. 

      Teddy's parents praise Rikki-tikki for saving Teddy's life.

    • C. 

      Rikki-tikki smashes two eggs

    • D. 

      Rikki-tikki follows Nagaina into the hole.

  • 14. 
    Rikki-tikki destroys all of the cobra eggs, but saves one.  This last egg is important for Nagaina because it represents her family's survival.  In the final conflict between Rikki-tikki and Nagaina, the cobra grabs the egg and carries it to her underground nest.  How did Rikki's actions of keeping the egg foreshadow his final conflict with Nagaina?  Write a paragraph that explains your answer and use ideas with evidence from the story for support.
  • 15. 
    The three types of conflict are:_______________ conflict_______________ conflict_______________ conflict