Exercises for Part Two: Fatuma Runs Away

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A. How much did you understand?


Fatuma and the lion go to meet the lion's relatives.

Put these sentences in the right order.

  1. "We will not come with you. I want to take my wife to my relatives."
  2. So Fatuma took off her dress, and threw it away.
  3. But the lion was hungry. He bit the camel's hump and ate a piece of it."
  4. The lion went away. Now Fatuma was alone.


Fatuma is afraid that the lion's relatives will eat her. She runs away.

Put these sentences in the right order.

  1. "How can we cross the water and climb the tree?"
  2. Then Fatuma took out her knife and cut the rope again.
  3. She took out a knife and cut off her little finger.
  4. The snake, the leopard, the hyena and the baboon shook their heads.


B. Who is speaking?


Who said these sentences?

  1. "One of us can ride on the camel. The other one must lead it."
  2. "What's the matter with the camel?"
  3. "Fatuma is not here! She has run away!"
  4. “We haven't seen her. We don't know."
  5. "Please come down. My friends want to greet you."
  6. "Hold the rope, and I will pull you up."
  7. "She is our sister-in-law, the wife of our brother."


C.  Questions with "what"


Answer these questions

  1. What did the lion bite?
  2. The lion told Fatuma to throw away four things. What were they?
  3. Where did Fatuma put her little finger?
  4. What did Fatuma climb in the middle of the lake?
  5. What did Fatuma throw down to the lion?


D. What do you think?


Was Fatuma right to run away from the lion?

Do you think that Fatuma was brave?

Why did the lion make Fatuma throw away her clothes and jewellery?


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