Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Jackal Who Saved the Lion as An Example of Narrative Text

Read the story carefully then choose the best answer for each question below.
        Once upon a time, there lived a lion in a forest. One day, when he went to drink water in a river, one of his feet got stuck into the damp mushy mud of the river. He tried a lot to get out of the mud, but didn't achieve. He had to lie without food for days because he didn't find any help. On one fortunate day, a kind jackal came to drink water from the river. When he saw the lion, he went closer to the lion and said, "What is the matter? Why are you resting here?"
     The lion narrated him the pathetic story. The Jackal instantly made a way out from thesand but the lion was unable to move his feet. As he was set in the same posture for last several days, his body became stiff. The jackal understood the condition of the lion and helped him to get out of the mud with an extra effort. The Lion was really thankful to jackal for his kind help. He was very happy to get free after so many days.

     The Lion appreciated the effort made by the jackal. He offered the jackal to live closeto him and also promised to give food to him whenever he caught food. The jackal accepted the offer and started living with the lion. Thus, they lived happily sharing the food. With the passing time, they expanded their families. The lion
had cubs and the jackal had kid jackals. Both, the lion and the jackal were passing their days happily. They didn't have any idea that their friendship was not liked by their families.
    One day after a long time, the lioness, lady of the lion's house, told her cubs that shedidn't like the amity between the jackal and her husband. The cubs passed the message to the kid jackals. The kids complained the matter to the lady jackal. The lady jackal passed the complaint to her husband.
     The jackal went to the Lion and asked," I helped you without any thought in return.
You had asked me to live with you, so I started living with you. Now, if you don't want me to live with you, you should have told me yourself. What did you involve your wife and cubs to convey this? ". The Lion was shocked to hear such words. He said, "My dear friend, what are you saying? I don't find any problem with you or your friendship". He assured the jackal that he had no such ill-feelings for the friendship between them.
      The Lion also assured that he would talk to the lioness and solve the whole matter. Thejackal was intelligent and understood the situation. He said to the lion, "Dear friend, I know you are sincere, but our families could not exactly respond the same level of friendship. So, let us stay apart and meet often as friends. We could also hunt together. It would be better, if our families stay apart". The Lion agreed to the proposal with a heavy heart.
      The two families parted from each other as friends. The Jackal and the Lion continued to share the friendship. They often met each other and hunt together. Thus, the two friends shared a healthy friendship throughout their life.
01.   What is the story about?
        A.  The friendship between the Lion and the Jackal family.
        B. The rivalry between the Lion and the Jackal.
        C. The evilness of the Lioness.
        D. The friendship between a lion and the jackal.
        E. The thoughtfulness of the Lion.
02.  Who are the main characters of the story?
       A. The lion's family and the Jackal's family
       B. The Lion and the Jackal
       C. The Lioness and the Lady Jackal
       D. The lion cubs and the Jackal kids
       E. The Lion and the Jackal's family
03.  What does the lion do in return of the Jackal's help?
       A. He told the Jackal to always hunt with him.
       B. He told the Jackal to live with him in his house.
       C. He told the Jackal to live near the Lion and give him food.
       D. He gave him a home.
       E. He gave him a present.
04. From whom did the jackal hear that the lion's family didn't like the friendship between them?
       A. The Lion
       B. The lion cubs
       C. The kid Jackals
       D. The lady Jackal
       E. The Lioness
05. How did the story end?
      A. The Lion and the Jackal lived apart but still be friends.
      B. The Jackal's and the Lion's friendship ends.
      C. The Lion and the Jackal still live together and hunt together.
      D. The Lion and the Jackal lived apart and doesn't hunt together.
      E. The Jackal is very angry and cannot accept the Lion as his friend anymore.

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