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Reading Comprehension - Sleeping Beauty

This Spanish Difficult Review quiz will test your reading comprehension of a fun tale – the tale of Sleeping Beauty! If you have already taken the Spanish Difficult Review quizzes titled Reading Comprehension: Hansel and Gretel and Reading Comprehension: Snow White then you know how this quiz is going to work. Each of these quizzes, and the last quiz in this fairy tale reading comprehension series titled Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan, has been created to help you draw upon your memory using your vast Spanish vocabulary bank of words. So, in essence, they are not only designed to see how well your reading comprehension is but how well you comprehend your Spanish vocabulary.

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As was required in the earlier quizzes mentioned above, your task before taking this challenging quiz is to read the story of Sleeping Beauty to refresh your memory. It is a very familiar story although you may have forgotten some of the details. In order to successfully take this quiz, you need to brush up on the details. If you believe you have a really good memory, then you can move directly to the quiz. The quiz will ask you ten questions about the story of Sleeping Beauty. You will then look for the answers to the questions in Spanish. Now, if you believe that you are ready, then check out the questions and answers regarding the story of Sleeping Beauty!

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  1. When Sleeping Beauty was born her parents invited seven of these to her christening in hopes that they would bring her good gifts.
    Sleeping Beauty’s parents invited seven fairies to her christening. The Spanish word for fairies is hadas.
  2. Before each guest was placed a spoon, a knife and a fork made of ____.
    Before each guest, namely the seven fairies, was placed a spoon, a knife and a fork made of pure gold. The Spanish word for gold is oro.
  3. The youngest fairy stepped forward and said that Sleeping Beauty would be the most ____.
    The youngest fairy stepped forward and said that Sleeping Beauty would be the most beautiful woman in the world. In Spanish that would read as: hermosa mujer en el mundo. (Note that the first answer reads: tallest girl in the castle. The second answer reads: happiest girl in the land. The third answer reads: prettiest girl in the country.)
  4. The fifth fairy said that Sleeping Beauty would dance like ____.
    The fifth fairy said that Sleeping Beauty would dance like a flower in the wind. In Spanish that would read as: una flor en el viento. (Note that the first answer reads: a duck in water. The third answer reads: a dolphin in the ocean, and the last answer reads: a song in the air.)
  5. The old fairy said that the young child will prick her finger when she turns ____ and die.
    The old fairy said that the young child (Sleeping Beauty) would prick her finger when she turns seventeen and die. The Spanish number for seventeen is diez y siete (also can be shown as diecisiete).
  6. A wise young fairy who had stood back in the shadows came forward and told the King and Queen that their little daughter would not die at seventeen but that she would sleep for ____.
    A wise young fairy who had stood back in the shadows came forward and told the King and Queen that their little daughter would not die at seventeen but that she would sleep for one hundred years. That would read as cien años in Spanish.
  7. What would happen at the end of a hundred years?
    At the end of the hundred years, a king’s son will find her and awaken her. In Spanish, that would read: Un hijo del rey la encontrará. As it is in the future, the future tense form of the verb is used. (Note that the second answer reads: A cousin would find her. The third answer reads: A priest will take her to a new land. Finally, the last answer reads: A magician will open her eyes.)
  8. As predicted, at seventeen Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger and fell into a deep sleep while around the castle in which she lay, a ____ grew over the hundred years.
    After falling into a deep sleep, over the next hundred years a forest grew hiding the castle. The Spanish word for forest is bosque.
  9. The Prince awakened Sleeping Beauty with this.
    The Prince awakened Sleeping Beauty with a kiss. In Spanish that is: un beso.
  10. What did the Prince and Sleeping Beauty do the very day she awoke?
    The very day that Sleeping Beauty awoke, she and the Prince married. As the pronoun that can replace Sleeping Beauty and the Prince is they and it happened in the past, the Spanish verb for they married is ellos casaron.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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