Answers to the Exercises for The Demon's Daughter

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A. How much did you understand?


The right order of these sentences is 3,1,2,4 

They had no tef, or sorghum, or barley, or wheat.

"I'm looking for fruit and leaves to eat," said Dula, "because I'm very hungry." 

"Oh thank you," she said. "You are very kind."

"My mother is a demon. Did you see her veil? It covers the eyes in the back of her head."


The right order of these sentences is 4,1,2,3

The woman went behind the house to the store room.

"We are demons. We eat people."

The demon woman lay down on the other side of the house.

Dula waited. At last, the demon woman began to snore.


The right order of these sentences is 2, 4, 1, 3

"I don't know, Mother," her daughter answered. "I didn't see anything."

Then she saw a fallen tree in the water.

"There are logs in the water," Dula answered. "I ran across the logs."

She told her parents about the woman in the forest.


B. Who said these sentences?


  1. "And what are you doing here in the forest?”
    The demon woman
  2. "Why did you come here?"
    The demon woman's daughter
  3. "She was very kind to me."
  4. "We don't have a lot of food in this house."
    The demon woman's daughter
  5. "Who will help me now?"
  6. "You are very hungry. Come and eat."
    The demon woman
  7. "The door is locked."
    The demon woman's daughter
  8. "I am your friend. I want to help you."
    The demon woman
  9. "There are logs in the water."
  10. "Be careful, my dear, and God will keep you safe."
    Dula's father


C. Where, what, when


  1. When the famine came, where did the people go to look for food?
    Into the forest
  2. Dula met a woman in the forest. What was the woman wearing?
    A veil
  3. When Dula went to the demon woman's house, where was the demon woman's daughter?
    In front of the house
  4. What was at the back of the demon woman's head?
  5. Where did Dula lie down to sleep?
    Next to the demon's daughter or With the demon's daughter.
  6. When Dula left the demon woman's house, where did she run to?
    Into the forest 
  7. What was lying from one side of the river to the other?
    A fallen tree
  8. The demon woman jumped on to something in the river. What was it?
    A crocodile