Two Leaves

Felix Salten

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Which best describes the MOOD of this story?
Bleak
Cheerful
Optimistic
Humorous
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Which figurative language technique is used to bring the main characters of this story to life?
Onomatopoeia
Simile
Hyperbole
Personification
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How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence.
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Which is NOT something that the leaves discuss?
How the squirrels walk on them inconsiderately
How there used to be more leaves on the tree
How they don't know what happens after they fall
How the weather used to be brighter and warmer
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How have things changed for the leaves?
It is brighter and they are enjoying the warmth.
It is hot now and the heat makes them uncomfortable.
The weather hasn’t changed much so they’re bored.
It is darker, colder, and they are more miserable.
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Which best characterizes the two leaves?
They are lonely at the top of the tree and excited to join their friends on the forest floor.
They think that it will be fun to get blown off the tree and they can’t wait to go for the ride.
They know that they will fall soon and they are sad and concerned about it.
They still think that they have many warm days ahead of them so they are happy.
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From which perspective is this story narrated?
First-person
Third-person objective
Third-person limited
Third-person omniscient
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Why does the first leaf try to convince the second leaf that he hasn't changed much?
He is lying to try to make them both feel better.
He is trying to get him to share his acorn with him.
He honestly can't tell that the second leaf has changed.
He is trying to trick him and take his sunny spot.
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following?

"Might be a few yellow stripes here and there, but not so’s you’d notice,"
Simile
Metaphor
Understatement
Hyperbole
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Which statement best expresses the THEME of this story?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
All good things must come to an end.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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If the story were to continue, it is reasonable to PREDICT that which would MOST LIKELY occur next?
The last leaf would make a new leaf friend on the tree that he never noticed.
The last leaf would suddenly regain his strength and color.
The last leaf would fall off also and in short time.
The last leaf would hang on all winter and survive till the spring.
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What do the two leaves teach readers about companionship and having a friend? Support your answer with evidence from the text and explain your argument completely.
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By Felix Salten

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