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Quiz

Read the passage below and answer the questions.

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Lisa's father tells the king that their daughter can spin straw into gold. The greedy king brings Lisa back to his palace, and locks her in a tower with straw and a spinning wheel. Lisa cries because she fells helpless. Suddenly, a strange little man appears and helps to spin the straw into gold in return for her neclace. In the morning, the king is pleased to find the gold. He takes her to a bigger room with even more straw. The little man visits her again at night, and agrees to help her in return for her ring. The greedy king is very pleased to find the gold and promises to marry Lisa if she can spin all the straw in the tower into gold.

At night,the little man visits Lisa again but she does not have anything of value to give him. The little man agrees to spin the straw into gold if Lisa gives him her first-born child. Lisa agrees. The king is delighted with the gold and marries Lisa. Lisa forgets about the promise she has made to the little man. A year later, Lisa has a baby son. The little man appears to claim the child. Lisa tries to offer him all the gold that she has, but the little man refuses. However, he makes a deal with Lisa in which she has to guess his name. if she is unable to, then he gets to keep the child.

Lisa has three guesses in three days. Lisa guesses wrongly for the first two days. On the third day, Lisa's parents decide to follow the little man into the woods and discover his name. On the third day, when the little man comes to claim the child, Lisa correctly guesses his name. He is furious and vanish in smoke. Lisa's parents have learnt their lesson and promised not to boast about their daughter or their grandson anymore.

Resource: Curriculum Development Division. Ministry of Education.2009