Christmas Reading Comprehension

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Who is Jack Frost?

Jack Frost is said to have come from the Russian fairytale, Father Frost.

In the story, an evil stepmother orders her stepdaughter out into the cold and dark forest. While she is there, Father Frost comes to see her. She is polite and kind to him and he rewards her with a box of beautiful clothes and shows her the way home.

The evil stepmother and her daughter are very jealous of the gifts, so the daughter goes to the forest to meet Father Frost. But the daughter is rude to him and Father Frost freezes her to death.

Jack Frost, like Father Frost in the story, is known for his mysterious appearance in cold winter weather. He is usually pictured as an elf, dressed in white, with icicles dangling from his clothes.

According to English folklore, Jack Frost nips at the fingers and toes of those who go outside on cold winter days. You can tell when he has visited as he leaves a trace of himself behind - a beautiful frosty pattern on a window or leaf.

What kind of story is this?
a news story
a poem
both an information story and a fairytale
both an information story and a fairytale In what country did the tale of Father Frost take place?
England
Russia
Sweden
Russia In most pictures, what color does Jack Frost usually wear?
white
green
gold
white Why did Father Frost freeze the daughter to death?
She was rude to him.
She was lost.
She was cold and couldn't move.
She was rude to him. In most pictures, how does Jack Frost usually look?
like an old man
like Santa Claus
like an elf
like an elf Why did Father Frost give the stepdaughter a gift?
It was her birthday.
She was polite and kind to him.
The gift was for her stepmother.
She was polite and kind to him. In what way is Jack Frost like Father Frost?
They both appear only in cold winter weather.
They both give gifts to people who are kind.
They are both tall.
They both appear only in cold winter weather. Why did the stepmother send her other daughter to the forest?
She wanted her daughter to pick apples.
She wanted her daughter to get lost.
She wanted gifts from Father Frost.
She wanted gifts from Father Frost. How do you know that Jack Frost has been around?
He turns everything he sees to solid ice.
He leaves behind a frosty pattern.
He leaves behind an icicle.
He leaves behind a frosty pattern.

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