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General Questions
PSSA Questions

100

Identify the genre of "Stone Soup".
What is a folktale?

100

Tell what the monks did next after they made the fire.
What is they put a small tin pot on top and filled it with water?

100

True or False: The monks have probably made stone soup before.
What is true?

100

Tell if the passage is real or make believe.
What is make believe?

100

Tell where most of the events in the story take place.
What is a village in China?

200

Describe the villagers at the beginning of the passage.
What is distrusting of neighbors and suspicious of strangers?

200

Tell the first item the monks put into the pot.
What is three round, smooth stones?

200

The monks helped the villagers learn ___.
What is how to share?

200

Tell if the passage is fiction or nonfiction.
What is fiction?

200

Tell what would be another good title for the passage.
What is __? The teacher will decide if answer is correct.

300

Tell what made the villagers distrusting and suspicious.
What is famine, floods, and wars?

300

Tell what the monks put in the pot after the stones.
What is salt and pepper?

300

If the story were to continue predict what you think the villagers might do next.
What is eat meals together more often or share food with each other?

300

Identify the author's purpose for writing the passage?
What is to entertain?

300

Explain the author's opinion about sharing.
What is the author thinks sharing is important because he wrote a story about how it helped the villagers?

400

Explain why no one answered when the monks knocked on the villagers' doors.
Why is they did not trust strangers?

400

Tell what the monks wanted next to put into the pot after the salt and pepper.
What is carrots?

400

Describe the lesson that the villagers learned.
What is that sharing makes you richer or the more you give the more you get?

400

Describe how the villagers changed from the beginning to the end of the passage.
What is in the beginning the villagers were distrusting and suspicious, but at the end trusting and sharing with each other made them happy?

400

Tell why the monk says at the beginning of the story that, "These people do not know happiness."
What is because the villagers locked themselves in their houses and would not open the doors to the monks?

500

Describe what the monks were going to make for the villagers.
What is stone soup?

500

Describe what the villagers thought of the stone soup.
What is they thought it smelled delicious?

500

Identify the main reason why the soup tasted delicious.
What is because everyone added something to the pot?

500

Tell what the villagers' biggest problem is at the beginning of the story.
What is they are not friendly to each other?

500

Tell what belongs in the empty sequence: 1. The monks began to make stone soup. 2. The villagers put in all the ingredients. 3. 4. The villagers unlocked their doors and let the monks sleep in their homes.
What is they had a big banquet and ate the stone soup?