READING COMPREHENSION TEST
ALI BABA AND FORTY THIEVES
Ali Baba was such a poor man that he had only one shoe for his two feet. Even mice in his house were hungry.
One day his wife said, “We have no food in the house. No rice. No potatoes. Go and collect leaves in the forest so that I can make a soup.”
Ali was a lazy man. He looked for leaves for about ten minutes and then he climbed a tree to sleep. He was afraid of wolves. When he woke up he was surprised to see forty thieves on forty horses. They stopped in front of the big rock.
“Open, Sesame!” shouted the leader. A door in the rock opened. The thieves carried sacks full of gold into the cave. When they had finished, the leader shouted, “Close, Sesame!” and the door closed. As soon as the thieves had disappeared, Ali Baba jumped down from the tree and said, “Open, Sesame” and went into the cave.
There were shelves all around the walls. The shelves were full of sacks. The sacks were full of gold. Ali took a sack home with him.
One of the thieves saw Ali’s footprints on the sand. He followed them to Ali’s home. He took out his knife and made a cross on the door.
“Now I shall know which house it is”, he said. He rode off to get the other thieves. But Ali had seen the thief.
He and his wife took the brooms and swept away the footprints. Then he made crosses on every door in the street. When the forty thieves arrived they had their knives between their teeth. But they never found Ali – or the gold. And Ali and his wife lived happily ever after.
READING COMPREHENSION TEST
I. Find true and false statements.
Ali Baba was a poor man.
When he woke up he saw forty wives on forty horses.
“Open, Sesame!” thought the leader.
The thieves carried sacks full of gold into the cave.
The sacks were full of gold and brilliants.
Ali took a sack home with him.
One of the thieves saw Ali’s footprints on the sand.
He took out his knife and made a cross on the floor
Ali and his wife took the brooms and flew away .
10) But forty thieves never found Ali – or the gold.
Choose the correct answer
1) What kind of man was Ali Baba?
a) busy and serious; b) stupid and lazy; c) poor and lazy; d) happy and lazy
2) Why did Ali’s wife tell him to go and collect leaves?
a) because they had no food; b) they liked leaves; c) his wife couldn’t cook; d) they had no leaves
3) What did the leader of the thieves shout to open the cave?
a) Don’t close, Sesame! b) Never open, Sesame! c) Open the door! d) Open, Sesame.
4) What were there on the shelves in the cave?
a) sacks with silver; b) sacks with gold; c) sacks with sugar; d) sacks with salt
5) What did Ali take home?
a) nothing; b) a sack with gold; c) a sack with silver; d) a sack with salt
6) Why did the thief follow Ali’s footprints?
a) to kill him; b) to thank him; c) to know where he lived; d) to help him
III. Answer the questions
What did the thief carve on the door?
Who took brooms and swept away the footprints?
What did forty thieves have between their teeth?
Whom did the thieves never find?
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