Melampus was a boy who lived in ancient Greece. One day, a snake was killed
near his home. Melampus felt sorry for the snake’s two babies, so he took care of them and made them his pets. The little snakes did something for Melampus in return. They taught him to understand the languages of all the animals. And later,when Melampus grew up, that knowledge saved his life.

Some enemies captured Melampus and put him in jail. There were mice in
the cell, and Melampus heard them talking. They told him that worms had eaten
through the heavy beam in the ceiling, and it would soon crash down. Melampus
asked his enemies to move him to another cell, which they did. The beam soon fell.Melampus’s enemies were in awe of his wisdom, so they set him free.


Answer the questions below.
1 What is the theme of the story?
A Snakes make good pets.
B Kindness is often repaid.
C Wise men make the best leaders.
D Never trust your enemies.

2 Which time period could be the setting for the story?
F 2,500 years ago
G 250 years ago
H 25 years ago
J the present

3 From the setting of this story, you know that it is
A an Indian legend.
B a Norse myth.
C a Greek myth.
D a French folk tale.

4 Which part of the story is an event told out of order, and how does that add to the plot of the story?
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Hello Muhammad!

It's a great idea of yours,we can learn this way,and it's exciting and fun,too!

My answers are:

1)B;2)F;3)C;

4)That Melampus understood the languages of all animals,that saved his life,and set him free  from jail.

Hi Muhammad,

long time no see !

according to remark's Monika it's so effective to improve our english.tnx 4 sharing.

1)B

2)f

3)c

4)take caring of snakes,talking to animals.

hi muhammad,

my answer is,

1;b

2;f

3;c

4:that melapus took care of babies,and tought him the language of animals

All of you have answered but the fastest was Monika
thank you all and especially Monika for the fast reply.
1- B
2- F
3- C
note that not all of you answered this in the right way.(4)
4- The knowledge Melampus got from the snakes later saved his
life. Knowing the languages of the animals saved him from
being crushed by heavy beams while in jail and gave him his
freedom in the end.

thank you all my friends, the fastest was Monika.

1- B

2- F

3- C

4-

 

The knowledge Melampus got from the snakes later saved his
life. Knowing the languages of the animals saved him from
being crushed by heavy beams while in jail and gave him his
freedom in the end.

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