Week 2: Jataka Tales (Birth Stories of the Buddha)

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Reading Quiz

The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? One time the monkey fooled the crocodile by pretending that he had left his heart hidden under a rock.
  2. T or F ? At first the villagers were afraid of the donkey in the lion skin, but then they discovered the trick and attacked the donkey.
  3. T or F ? The crow killed the cuckoo chick when it refused to eat the food she offered to it.
  4. T or F ? The crow pretended to be friends with the pigeon only so that he could steal food from the kitchen.
  5. T or F ? The crows tried to drink up the sea in order quench their enormous thirst from eating salty food.
  6. T or F ? The daughters forced their mother to pluck all the feathers from the bird who had been their father.
  7. T or F ? The foolish fish was caught in the net together with his wife, and they were both eaten for dinner by the fishermen.
  8. T or F ? By pretending that he would not even take away a bit of straw, the deceitful hermit tried to give proof of his honesty.
  9. T or F ? In the story of the present, the goat escaped the panther, but in the story of the past the goat was killed.
  10. T or F ? One time the monkey fooled the crocodile by getting the crocodile to open its mouth and close its eyes while the monkey jumped.
  11. T or F ? Because the monk's pet snake looked like a piece of bamboo, the snake was called "Bamboo."
  12. T or F ? Because the rats believed the jackal was a harmless saint, the jackal was able to grab and devour them.
  13. T or F ? The bird tried to warn the other birds that their tree was a fire hazard, and they all flew away to safety.
  14. T or F ? The crane managed to trick the fish and eat them, but the crab was not fooled and he killed the crane.
  15. T or F ? The jackal wanted to join with the lions, but he was betrayed by the color of his fur.
  16. T or F ? The ox named Big Red was not jealous of the pig's lavish food because he knew the pig was being fattened for slaughter.
  17. T or F ? The father who tried to swat a mosquito with an axe accidentally chopped his son's head in two.
  18. T or F ? The tortoise plunged to his death because he was not able to keep quiet and hold on to the stick.
  19. T or F ? The frog, the fly and the crow helped the quail get revenge on the elephant for trampling her chicks to death.
  20. T or F ? The goat laughed because he had reached the end of his 500 cycles of being reborn as a sacrificial goat.
  21. T or F ? The Golden Mallard would not let the peacock marry his daughter because the peacock was less strong than other birds.
  22. T or F ? The jackal got the brahmin to carry him out of the city by threatening to kill the brahmin if he refused.
  23. T or F ? The tortoise set the antelope free by biting the hunter's toe.
  24. T or F ? After the woodpecker extracted the bone from the lion's throat, the lion swallowed the woodpecker and ate him.
  25. T or F ? When the quails cooperated they were able to escape from the net, but when they were arguing they were unable to escape.

Modern Languages MLLL-2003. World Literature: Frametales. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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