Getting to understand a narrative and what it is putting across shows how good a person’s language skills are. The test below has various narratives followed by questions that test how well you understand the English...
Questions: 30 | Attempts: 8461 | Last updated: Jun 27, 2018
The Wolf and the Goat
A wolf saw a goat grazing at the edge of a
high cliff. The wolf smacked his lips at the thought of a fine goat dinner.
“My dear friend,” said the wolf in his
sweetest voice. “Aren’t you afraid you will fall down from that cliff? Come
down here and graze on this fine grass beside me on safe, level ground.”
“No, thank you,” said the goat.
“Well then,” said the wolf, “Aren’t you
cold up there in the wind? You would be warmer grazing down here beside me in
this sheltered area.”
“No, thank you,” said the goat.
“But the grass tastes better down here!”
said the exasperated wolf. “Why dine alone?”
“My dear wolf,” the goat finally said, “Are
you quite sure that it is my dinner you are worrying about and not your own?”
What did the wolf ask when he saw the goat
grazing at the edge of a high cliff?
Narrative text includes any type of writing that relates a series of events and includes both fiction (novels, short stories, poems) and nonfiction (memoirs, biographies, news stories). Both forms tell stories that use...
Questions: 30 | Attempts: 7496 | Last updated: Jun 21, 2021
The Legend of the Kesodo Ceremony
Once upon a time on Mount Bromo, East Java, there were a couple living there. The new couple wanted to have a child. They had married for a long time but they hadn’t got a baby. Every time they prayed to the Gods, asking for a child.
One day, there was a loud voice in the sky when they were praying. “You are going to born a baby, and later you will birth many children. But I have a requirement for you to obey, if you really want to have children”, said the voice.
“Whatever you ask, my Lord”, the couple answered, “We will do it”,
“You must sacrifice your first son for the gods”.
The couple agreed to sacrifice their first son in the time that was asked by the voice. Then, the wife got pregnant and gave birth to a son. The baby grew up into a handsome, taught man. He was named Kesuma. The couple loved Kesuma very much. The wife gave birth to eleven more children after Kesuma. And, they forget their promise to sacrifice their first son to the god.
One day, the volcano erupted. Before that, there were series of earthquakes followed by thunders in the sky. The sky was very dark, as if it was going to fall down. On the next occasion, there was a voice in the sky, reminding the couple about their promise. The couple was very afraid, but they just couldn’t sacrifice their beloved son, Kesuma. However, because the earthquakes and the thunders were becoming more and more horrifying, Kesuma couldn’t let his family and all the people in the village die.
Kesuma knew the situation. Then he said to his parents. “I would sacrifice myself in order that our family and all the people in our village will live in peace. For the next times, you all have to sacrifice animals and crops to the gods.” Then he jumped onto the crater of the volcano. Amazingly, the earthquakes and the eruption stopped at once.
How was Kesuma’s personal characteristic?