Reading Comprehension - Legends

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Two Frogs Go to the Big City


Based on a Japanese Legend

Two frogs lived in a very small village. They always wanted to see the big city that was far away.

They talked about their trip for a long time and at last they set off to see the city.

It was a hot day, and they got tired quickly. They had only gone a little way when one said to the other, "We must be nearly there. Can you see the city?"

"No," said the other frog, "but if I climb on your back I might be able to see it."

The frog hopped on and looked way up. With his head tilted back, his eyes could only see what was behind them, not what was in front. He saw the village they had just left.

"Can you see the city?" asked the frog who was below.

"Yes!" answered the frog. "I can see it. It looks just like our village!"

"It's too hot to bother going to the city if it looks just like home," said the bottom frog. The frogs turned back and returned to their village. They told all the other frogs that they had seen the big city and it looked exactly like their own small village.


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Where did the frogs live?
in a city
in a village
in a swamp
in a village Where did this tale come from?
Africa
China
Japan
Japan Where did the frogs want to go?
to see another village
to the ocean
to see the big city
to see the big city Why did the frogs get tired so fast?
It was very hilly.
They ran out of water.
It was very hot.
It was very hot. Why did the frog hop on the other frog's back?
for a rest
to look out for the city
His feet hurt.
to look out for the city On this trip, did the frogs see the big city?
Yes
No
It doesn't say in the story.
No Why did the frog think the city looked like their village?
It WAS the village that the frog was looking at.
It was a small city.
The city was built at the same time as the village.
It WAS the village that the frog was looking at. Why was the frog looking the wrong way to see the city?
With his head back he saw only what was behind him.
The bottom frog turned around.
He was dizzy and mixed up.
With his head back he saw only what was behind him. Why did the frogs return to their village?
It was too hot to go all the way to the city.
They thought that the city looked just like their village.
Both of these are true.
Both of these are true.

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