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Raven steals the light
Raven decided to steal the light. Raven waited until the old man’s daughter went down to the river to collect water. Just as she was dipping her basket into the river, he changed himself into a hemlock needle. The needle floated into her basket. When the girl drank some water, she swallowed Raven too. Inside the girl’s belly Raven took the form of a human baby. He grew and grew, and in time she gave birth to a funny looking child with black eyes and a big nose.
The old man loved his grandson so much that he gave in to the child’s every wish. Raven became spoilt and greedy. He was bored with all his toys, and wanted to play with the box that held the light. Finally the grandfather opened the box and tossed the glowing ball of light to Raven.
As soon as Raven caught the light, he immediately changed into his bird form. Holding the light in his beak, he flew up the chimney hole into the dark world. The magician was angry. He wanted to get the light back into his box. He flew after Raven.
The light was heavy in Raven's beak, and he was getting tired. The magician was coming closer. Raven broke off some pieces of the light and threw them into the sky. They became the stars. The magician was still coming closer, so Raven broke off another piece of the light and threw it into the sky. It became the moon.
Finally Raven became so tired that he tossed the last and biggest piece of the light into the sky. It became the sun; and that is how daylight came to the world.
1)In the beginning the world was dark because there was no moon and sun.
2) Line 3 - What does hungry means?
b.not inclined to work
c.desiring to drink
3) Why didn't raven like the darkness?
4) What did the magician keep in the smallest box?
5) What did Raven decide to do?
6) What did Raven change himself into?
a. a hemlock tree
b. a baby human
c. a hemlock needle
7) Line 11 - Hemlock refers to
a. an animal
b. a plant
c. humand body
8)The magician's daughter gave birth to a
a. a raven
b. a strange-looking human baby
c. a hemlock needle
9)How did the old magician treat his grandson?
10)Raven was very happy with all his toys . True/False
11)How did Raven get the light?
12) What happened as soon as Raven caught the light?
13)What did Raven do when he had the light?
a.He flew up the chimney hole
b.He cried "I have the light!"
c.He ran through the forest
14)Why did the magician fly after Raven?
15)Line 19- Angry means
16)How did the stars, moon, and sun get into the sky?
a.The light fell out of Raven's beak and broke into pieces.
b. Raven said," Let there be light."
c.The light was too heavy,so Raven broke off some pieces and threw them into the sky.
|1 - False (An old magician kept the light)
2)a (Hungry means "desiring food"=affamato"
3)Raven didn't like darkness because it was difficoult to find food
4)All the light in the world
5)Raven decided to steal the box (and the light)
6)c. a hemlock needle (un ago di pino)
7)b. a plant
8)b. a strange-looking human baby
9)He gave in to the child's every wish
10)False (Raven became spoilt and greedy=viziato e avido)
11)The grandfather opened the box and gave it to him
12)He immediately changed into his bird form
13)a. He flew up the chimney hole
14)He wanted to get the light from Raven
15)c. furious (arrabbiato)
16)c.the light was too heavy,so Raven broke off some pieces and threw them into the sky