Fables
Vocabulary
Main Idea
Idioms
Plot Mountain
100

In the story, "The Dog and His Bone" - How did the dog lose his bone? 

He dropped it in the water because he was barking at his reflection. 

100

Which word describes being sad? 

a.) happily

b.) exclaimed

c.) weep

d.) lost

c.) weep
100

What is the main idea/moral of the story, "The Monkey and the Dolphin" 

Those who lie and boast may end up in trouble

100

What does the idiom "time flies" mean figuratively? 

It means time passes quickly
100

What do we call the most exciting part of the story? This is the very tip of plot mountain.

The Climax
200

In the story the "Fox and the Crow," How does the Fox obtain or get the cheese? 

He convinces the bird to show off by singing, when she opens her mouth, she drops the cheese.

200

Which word is a synonym for rumpled?

a) tall

b) packaged

c) clean

d) disheveled

d) disheveled

200

What is the moral/main idea of the Mercury and the Woodcutter?

Honesty is the best Policy

200

What does the idiom, "a needle in the haystack" mean? 

It means something that is very lost or hard find.
200

What are TWO conflicts in the story "The Monkey and the Dolphin?"

a) The dolphin does not trust the monkeys

b) The men refuse to save the monkeys

c) The ship carrying men and monkeys crashes

d) Dolphin is too tired to help any other men

c) the ship crashes and d) dolphin is very tired

300

In the story, "Mercury and the Woodman", what does the woodman do when Mercury brings up the silver ax? 

The woodman tells Mercury the ax is not his.

300
Which word suggests that a ship was crashing? 

a) wrecked

b) tumbled

c) noblest

d) foolish

a) wrecked

300

What is the main idea of the story "Getting Avice"? 

Rudy takes advice from his dad about making small talk at a pool party 

300

What does it mean to "add insult to injury"? 

to make something worse

300

Which best describes the relationship between Mercury and the Woodman? 

a) Mercury has the ability to help the woodman.

b) Mercury tries to play a trick on the woodman.

c) The woodman does not trust Mercury

d) The woodman tries to help Mercury

a) Mercury has the ability to help the woodman.

400

Which sentence shows that the wood cutter tells Mercury the silver ax is not his? 

a. The woodsman began to weep

b. My ax is plain and made of wood

c. Mercury placed the silver ax on the ground

d. "That is my ax!" the woodsman exclaimed

b. My ax is plain and made of wood 

Because he is saying the silver ax is not his because his is made of wood.

400

In the story the Fox and the Crow, What does the word "plumage" mean? 

feathers

400

In the story Meeting Mrs. Nagel, what is the main idea? 

Clementine doesn't like her substitute teacher.

400

What does "throwing caution to the wind" mean?

doing something without worrying about the risk

400
Which TWO details help describe the setting of "Mercury and the Woodman"? 

a) felt more tired than ever

b) a god rose from the river

c) holding a solid gold ax

d) placed the golden ax on the ground

e) that night, the woodman walked home

b) "the river" 

e) if he walked home at night, it would have been day when the event happened

500

In the story, "The Monkey and the Dolphin" why does the monkey "sit up like other men"? 

To trick the dolphin into thinking he was a man

500

In the poem, the Walrus and the Carpenter what does the word "beseech" mean? 

To beg or implore

500

What is the moral/main idea of the story "The no-wash hand washing"? 

Clementine doesn't wash her hands, she just fakes it... eww!!

500

What does the idiom "grasping at straws" mean? 

desperately trying to solve a problem or find a solution

500

What event leaves to Dolphin leaving Monkey in the water? 


Monkey lies to Dolphin, who then realizes he is carrying a monkey.

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