Daedalus And Icarus- Comprehension

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  • 1. 

    1.King Minos asks Daedalus to build him a new 

    • A.

      Garden

    • B.

      Ship

    • C.

      Palace

    Correct Answer
    C. Palace
    Explanation
    King Minos asks Daedalus to build him a new palace. A garden or a ship would not be appropriate requests for Daedalus, as he is known for his architectural skills and designing palaces. Additionally, a palace is more fitting for a king like Minos, as it represents his power and wealth. Therefore, the correct answer is palace.

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  • 2. 

    2.Who is Icarus?

    • A.

      The son of Daedalus

    • B.

      King Minos's father

    • C.

      A servant of Daedalus

    Correct Answer
    A. The son of Daedalus
    Explanation
    Icarus is the son of Daedalus. This is evident from the given options where it states that Icarus is the son of Daedalus.

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  • 3. 

    3.Why aren't Daedalus and Icarus allowed to leave Crete?

    • A.

      They will kill everybody

    • B.

      They know the secret of the maze

    • C.

      They will get to eat a chocolate bar

    Correct Answer
    B. They know the secret of the maze
    Explanation
    Daedalus and Icarus are not allowed to leave Crete because they know the secret of the maze. This implies that their knowledge of the maze is considered dangerous or valuable, and allowing them to leave would risk the secret being revealed to others. This suggests that the secret of the maze holds significant importance or power, and the authorities in Crete want to maintain control over it by preventing Daedalus and Icarus from leaving.

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  • 4. 

    4.Why does the sight of the birds comfort Daedalus?

    • A.

      They sing a lot

    • B.

      They poop a lot

    • C.

      The birds are free to come and go

    Correct Answer
    C. The birds are free to come and go
    Explanation
    The sight of the birds comforts Daedalus because they are free to come and go. This suggests that Daedalus, who is trapped in the labyrinth, finds solace in the birds' freedom and the ability to move around without any restrictions. Their freedom serves as a reminder of what he desires and cannot have in his current situation.

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  • 5. 

    5.Where does Daedalus get the idea for his escape?

    • A.

      From the birds

    • B.

      From the peanut butter

    • C.

      From the blankets

    Correct Answer
    A. From the birds
    Explanation
    Daedalus gets the idea for his escape from the birds. This suggests that he observed the birds' ability to fly and used their natural behavior as inspiration to create wings for himself and his son, Icarus. By studying the birds and their flight patterns, Daedalus was able to develop a plan to escape their imprisonment.

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  • 6. 

    6.What instructions does Daedalus give Icarus before Icarus flies away?

    • A.

      Don't eat a sandwich

    • B.

      Don't fly close to the sun

    • C.

      Don't fart

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't fly close to the sun
    Explanation
    Daedalus gives Icarus the instruction to not fly close to the sun. This is because Daedalus knows that the heat of the sun can melt the wax holding Icarus' wings together, causing him to fall from the sky. By warning Icarus to stay away from the sun, Daedalus hopes to ensure his safety during their flight.

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  • 7. 

    7.What causes Icarus's wings to fall off ?

    • A.

      The sun melts the candle wax

    • B.

      The peanut butter gets eaten

    • C.

      Icarus is dumb

    Correct Answer
    A. The sun melts the candle wax
    Explanation
    Icarus's wings fall off because the sun melts the candle wax. The wax used to attach the feathers to the wings is not able to withstand the heat of the sun, causing it to melt and the feathers to come loose. This ultimately leads to the wings falling off and Icarus losing his ability to fly.

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  • 8. 

    8.What happens to Icarus at the end of the story?

    • A.

      He eats some peanut butter

    • B.

      He goes to the dentist

    • C.

      He sinks in deep down into the ocean among the sharks and eels and squid

    Correct Answer
    C. He sinks in deep down into the ocean among the sharks and eels and squid
    Explanation
    Icarus sinks deep down into the ocean among the sharks and eels and squid. This suggests that he meets a tragic end, possibly due to his own actions or a consequence of his reckless behavior. The mention of the ocean and dangerous sea creatures implies that he drowns or gets attacked, highlighting the consequences of his actions.

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  • 9. 

    9.Why is Icarus more content with being a prisoner than Daedalus is?

    • A.

      Icarus enjoys playing in the maze

    • B.

      Icarus doesn't know how enjoyable freedom is

    • C.

      Icarus is younger than Daedalus and thinks prison is exciting

    Correct Answer
    B. Icarus doesn't know how enjoyable freedom is
    Explanation
    Icarus is more content with being a prisoner than Daedalus because he doesn't know how enjoyable freedom is. This suggests that Icarus is ignorant of the benefits and pleasures that come with being free, so he doesn't feel the same desire to escape as Daedalus does.

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  • 10. 

    10.What is at the heart of the maze?

    • A.

      A secret prison

    • B.

      The king's treasure

    • C.

      A horrible creature

    Correct Answer
    C. A horrible creature
    Explanation
    At the heart of the maze lies a horrible creature. This suggests that the maze is not just a physical challenge, but also a test of bravery and courage. The presence of a terrifying creature adds an element of danger and suspense to the maze, making it even more challenging for those who dare to enter. The fact that the creature is at the heart of the maze implies that it is the ultimate obstacle that must be overcome in order to reach the end. Its presence adds a sense of excitement and fear to the overall experience of navigating through the maze.

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