17Reading Comprehension 8. Which detail is the BEST clue that the king was probably a harsh ruler?a. He sent the peasant to the dungeon.b. He decided to cook for himself.c. He gave the duke glue to eat.d. He sent the cook to cooking school.
19Reading Comprehension 9. Why did the king think he could make a soup that would be better than the cook’s soup?a. He had entered a contest and wanted to win.b. He had read a recipe before going to the kitchen.c. He believed he could do anything he wanted to.d. He had been to a special cooking school.
20c. He believed he could do anything he wanted to.
21Reading Comprehension 10. Why did the king have a contest?a. He wanted to find the best husband for his daughter.b. He wanted someone to identify what he had made.c. He wanted to entertain his daughter and the cook.d. He wanted a way to get the peasant out of trouble.
22c. He wanted someone to identify what he had made.
23Reading Comprehension What is the most likely reason the king wanted his daughter to marry the winner of the contest?a. He believed only someone rich and royal could win.b. He doubted the duke could take care of his daughter.c. He wanted his daughter to live happily ever after.d. He needed more money for the royal treasury.
24a. He believed only someone rich and royal could win.
25Reading Comprehension Which of these events from the selection happened first?a. The peasant asked to marry the princess.b. The king tasted the cook’s soup.c. The king decided to hold a contest.d. The duke tasted the king’s soup.
27Reading Comprehension Why did the duke choke on the king’s dish?a. It was not good enough to eat.b. The king slapped him on the back.c. It was not finished cooking.d. The princess entered the kitchen.
29Reading Comprehension How did the peasant show that he was the real genius in this selection?a. He entered the king’s contest for the princess.b. He made the king feel proud about the glue.c. He delivered vegetables to the princess every day.d. He tricked the duke into leaving the castle.
31Reading Comprehension What was the best proof that the king’s glue actually worked?a. The cook did not know what it was.b. The peasant put it on his shoe.c. The duke could not speak.d. The king began making more.
33Reading Comprehension Look at the illustration on pg Which of these was the BEST clue that the king was the MOST important character in the selection?a. He was wearing a crown.b. The others were looking at him.c. The peasant was smiling a him.d. He was looking at the princess.