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Read and Understand: 'The Fox and the Crow'

In this worksheet students read the fable of the fox and the crow and answer questions based on the story.

'Read and Understand: 'The Fox and the Crow'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Improve Understanding of Texts

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A fable is a short story with a moral, or a lesson about how we should live our lives. A man called Aesop, who lived in ancient Greece, is believed to have written many of the fables we still know today. The tale of the fox and the crow is one of them.

 

Read the story and then answer the questions. Remember that you can look back at the story as often as you like by clicking the Help button.

 

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THE FOX AND THE CROW

 

A crow was sitting on a branch of a tree with a piece of cheese in her beak when a fox saw her. The fox thought, "I wonder if I can get hold of that cheese."

 

So the fox set his wits to work, to think of some way of getting the cheese. He decided to flatter the crow so he stood under the tree and looked up at her.

 

"What a noble bird I see above me!" he said. "Nothing equals her beauty. If only her voice is as sweet as her looks are fair, she ought to be Queen of the Birds."

 

The crow heard what the fox said and was very proud. She wanted to show the fox that she could sing, so she opened her beak and gave a loud caw. Down came the cheese and the greedy fox gobbled it up. Then he said, "You have a voice, madam, but what you want is wits."

What did the fox want?

He wanted to eat the crow.

He wanted the crow to fall out of the tree.

He wanted to eat the cheese.

The fox decided to flatter the crow. What does the word flatter mean?

to squash something

to please someone by praising them

to lie to someone

How did the crow feel when the fox praised her?

She was angry.

She was embarrassed.

She was proud.

What happened to the cheese?

The crow ate it.

The fox ate it.

Neither of them ate it.

What is the moral of the fable?

Don't flatter people.

Don't listen to people who flatter you.

Don't tell lies.

  • Question 1

What did the fox want?

CORRECT ANSWER
He wanted to eat the cheese.
  • Question 2

The fox decided to flatter the crow. What does the word flatter mean?

CORRECT ANSWER
to please someone by praising them
  • Question 3

How did the crow feel when the fox praised her?

CORRECT ANSWER
She was proud.
  • Question 4

What happened to the cheese?

CORRECT ANSWER
The fox ate it.
  • Question 5

What is the moral of the fable?

CORRECT ANSWER
Don't listen to people who flatter you.
EDDIE SAYS
The crow loses out because she listens to flattery. People who flatter you are sometimes only praising you because they want something in return.
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