The Cat That Walked by Himself

Rudyard Kipling

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Which is NOT one of the ways that the Woman improves the Man's life?
She moves the Man out of his pile of wet leaves.
She starts the fire and keeps it fed.
She teaches the Man to clean up after himself.
She attracts helpful animal companions.
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What is the main reason why the Wild Dog approaches the cave?
He wants to be petted by the Man and the Woman.
He is attracted to the warmth of the fire.
He is trying to protect the other animals.
He is hungry.
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How do you know this? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
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Which statement about the Cat is FALSE?
The Cat's attitude gets him into trouble.
The Cat finds a way to get what he wants.
The Cat is sneaky.
The Cat is eager to please.
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Why do you believe that this statement is false? Disprove it using evidence from the text.
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Which is the correct order of events?
The Dog becomes Man's friend, the Baby is born, and then the Cat meets the Woman for the first time
The Cat and the Woman make a deal, the Baby is born, and then the Horse becomes the Man's servant
The Cat meets the Woman for the first time, the Baby is born, and then the Cat angers the Man
The Horse becomes the Man's servant, the Baby is born, and then the Dog becomes Man's friend
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Which character is also known as "The Giver of Good Food"?
The Woman
The Man
The Cow
The Cat
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The Cat makes a deal with the Woman by doing ALL of the following EXCEPT?
The Cat flatters the Woman.
The Cat makes the Man laugh.
The Cat helps the Baby sleep.
The Cat plays with the Baby.
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Which animal is the Cat's closest friend?
The Horse
The Bat
The Dog
The Cow
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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What is the author's purpose in referring to the reader as "Best Beloved"?
He wrote this story in the olden days when everyone called each other "Best Beloved."
He truly appreciates each and every one of his readers and is expressing his love.
He wants the reader to feel comfortable so he is being sweet and endearing.
He is presenting the story as though it is being told to a child.
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Why do you think this?
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Which poetic device or technique is used in the following sentence?

"The smoke of the fire at the back of the Cave came down in clouds from the roof--puff!"
Onomatopoeia
Simile
Rhyme
Repetition
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How do you figure? Explain your answer.
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This text attempts to explain each of the following EXCEPT?
This text explains why cats catch mice.
This text explains why cats always land on their feet.
This text explains why cats get along with babies.
This text explains why cats and dogs fight.
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By Rudyard Kipling

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