Ant & Grasshopper/ The Richer & Poorer

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  • 1. 

    How are Ant's conditions at the beginning of winter different from Grasshopper's conditions? Include two details in your response.

  • 2. 

    What detail from "The Richer, the Poorer explains why Lottie, as a child, became so concerned with making and saving money?

  • 3. 

    Extended Response:  20 points (5 sentences minimum) Citing the text. Explain two decisions that Lottie could have changed to live her life more fully.   Include a detail from "The Richer, the Poorer" in your explanation of each decision.

  • 4. 

    Grasshopper asks Ant for a

    • A.

      Warm place to stay

    • B.

      Place to find wood

    • C.

      Grain of corn to eat

    • D.

      Song to sing in the sun

    Correct Answer
    C. Grain of corn to eat
    Explanation
    The grasshopper asks the ant for a grain of corn to eat because it is hungry and needs food.

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  • 5. 

    What does Ant tell Grasshopper?

    • A.

      Corn dries better in the sun than in the dark.

    • B.

      Spend time in summer preparing for winter.

    • C.

      Grain keeps well if stored properly.

    • D.

      Dancing is a great summer activity.

    Correct Answer
    B. Spend time in summer preparing for winter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spend time in summer preparing for winter." This answer is derived from the well-known fable of "The Ant and the Grasshopper." In the fable, the ant spends the summer gathering food and preparing for winter, while the grasshopper spends his time frivolously. The moral of the story is that it is important to be diligent and prepare for the future, which aligns with the given answer.

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  • 6. 

    In "The Ricer, the Poorer," Lottie chooses to work instead of go to college because she

    • A.

      Dislikes sharing anything with Bess

    • B.

      Wants to make money immediately

    • C.

      Knows the large cost of college

    • D.

      Expects to get married

    Correct Answer
    B. Wants to make money immediately
    Explanation
    Lottie chooses to work instead of go to college because she wants to make money immediately. This implies that Lottie prioritizes immediate financial gain over pursuing higher education.

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  • 7. 

    Bess travels widely in "The Richer, the Poorer" because she

    • A.

      Wants to be with her husband

    • B.

      Dislikes being poor

    • C.

      Has an exciting job

    • D.

      Enjoys travel

    Correct Answer
    A. Wants to be with her husband
    Explanation
    In "The Richer, the Poorer," Bess travels widely because she wants to be with her husband. This suggests that her husband's job or lifestyle requires frequent travel, and she chooses to accompany him in order to maintain their relationship and spend time together.

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  • 8. 

    A theme in both fables concerns the best way to

    • A.

      Help your friends

    • B.

      Store your grain

    • C.

      Save your money

    • D.

      Live your life

    Correct Answer
    D. Live your life
    Explanation
    The theme of living your life is commonly found in fables as they often teach moral lessons. Fables often portray characters who face various challenges and make decisions that ultimately shape their lives. By choosing to live your life, the fables emphasize the importance of making choices that align with your own values and goals, rather than being influenced by others. This theme encourages individuality, self-discovery, and personal growth.

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  • 9. 

    A person who is lean is

    • A.

      Thin

    • B.

      Tall

    • C.

      Old

    • D.

      Pale

    Correct Answer
    A. Thin
    Explanation
    A person who is lean is thin. Being lean means having a slim or slender body, with little or no excess fat. It is the opposite of being overweight or obese.

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  • 10. 

    What does frugal mean?

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      Smart

    • C.

      Thrifty

    • D.

      Shallow

    Correct Answer
    C. Thrifty
    Explanation
    Frugal means being economical or careful with money, avoiding wastefulness or unnecessary expenses. It is related to being thrifty, which means being mindful of spending and finding ways to save money. Therefore, the correct answer is thrifty.

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  • 11. 

    What does inefficient mean?

    • A.

      Impossible

    • B.

      Wasteful

    • C.

      Boring

    • D.

      Noisy

    Correct Answer
    B. Wasteful
    Explanation
    Inefficient means not achieving maximum productivity or using resources effectively. It implies a lack of efficiency or effectiveness in accomplishing a task or goal. Wasteful, which is the correct answer, aligns with this definition as it refers to the act of using resources, time, or energy in an inefficient or unproductive manner.

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  • 12. 

    An intolerable situation is

    • A.

      Uncommon

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Mysterious

    • D.

      Unbearable

    Correct Answer
    D. Unbearable
    Explanation
    An intolerable situation refers to a situation that is extremely difficult or impossible to endure or bear. It implies that the situation is so unbearable that it cannot be tolerated. Therefore, the correct answer is "unbearable".

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  • 13. 

    What does clarity mean?

    • A.

      Happiness

    • B.

      Clearness

    • C.

      Coziness

    • D.

      Gentleness

    Correct Answer
    B. Clearness
    Explanation
    Clarity refers to the state of being clear or easily understood. It means that something is free from confusion, ambiguity, or obscurity. In this context, clarity is the correct answer because it best defines the meaning of the word. Happiness, coziness, and gentleness do not accurately capture the meaning of clarity.

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