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The Tortoise and the Hare Comprehension

Quiz by MORGAN BRUNJES

Grade 3
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 3
English Language Arts
Common Core

RL.3.3
L.3.4
RL.3.2

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  • Q1

    Identify the reason that the hare said, "Beaten in a race?  By whom?  Not you, surely!  I bet there's nobody in the world that can win against me, I'm so speedy.  Now, why don't you try?"

    The hare was bored and wanted something to do, so he thought a race would be fun.

    The hare had a secret short-cut already planned, so he knew he would win and prove himself right.

    The hare thought he was the fastest runner around, and he was sure he could beat tortoise.

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q2

    Which of the following is the best definition of bragging?

    to be unappreciative of something someone does for you

    to show off in a boastful way by using actions or words

    to regret something you said to someone

    300s
    L.3.4
  • Q3

    Which of the following is the best definition of persistence?

    to admire someone for their great accomplishments

    to refuse to follow the rules to get what you want

    to continue to try even though it's difficult; not giving up

    300s
    L.3.4
  • Q4

    Choose the best statement below that demonstrates the theme of The Tortoise and the Hare.

    Friendship comes in forms you don't expect

    Determination can help you overcome any obstacle

    Good versus Evil

    300s
    RL.3.2
  • Q5

    Choose the best statement below that demonstrates the moral of The Tortoise and the Hare.

    Even the smallest friends can do big favors.

    Better safe than sorry.

    Slow and steady wins the race!

    300s
    RL.3.2
  • Q6

    Which event from the story demonstrates persistence?

    The sun started to sink below the horizon, and the tortoise, who had been plodding towards the winning post since morning, was scarcely a yard from the finish.

    When the hare saw how slow the tortoise was, the decided to take a quick nap.

    The hare squealed with laughter

    300s
    L.3.4
  • Q7

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    "I can run faster than anyone else," boasted the hare.

    aggravated

    proud

    worried

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q8

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    Tortoise answered, "Who do you think you are?  There's no denying you're swift, but even you can be beaten!"

    exhausted

    confident

    disappointed

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q9

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    Annoyed by such bragging, the tortoise accepted the challenge.

    worried

    disappointed

    determined

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q10

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    The hare woke with a jolt.  He could see the tortoise a speck in the distance and away he dashed!

    confident

    aggravated

    determined

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q11

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    Hare leaped at a great rate, his tongue sagging, and gasping for breath.

    exhausted

    confident

    proud

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q12

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    But the hare's last leap was just too late, for the tortoise had beaten him to the winning post.

    worried

    dissapointed

    proud

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q13

    Read each detail from the story and decide how the underlined character must feel at this point.

    Tortoise smiled at hare and said, "Don't brag about your lightning pace, for slow and steady won the race!"

    determined

    worried

    proud

    300s
    RL.3.3
  • Q14

    Fill in the blank.

    The ______________ is the central idea or message the author is trying to convey to the reader.

    topic

    plot

    theme

    300s
    RL.3.2
  • Q15

    Fill in the blank.

    Aesop's well known stories with morals are called ______________.

    moral

    fables

    theme

    300s
    RL.3.2

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