Answers to the Exercises for The Father's Shield

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A. How much did you understand?


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

This enemy was a merchant. 

"My shield belonged to my father, and to his father, and to his father."

"Will you give it to me, Father?" the oldest brother asked.

"I want you all to go away from home."


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

Their father lay in his bed, under his shield, and waited.

"I sat beside the road and kept his bag of silver dollars for him."

"He has cheated you and stolen your money for many years."

"The shield of my fathers is yours."


B. Which brother?


The brothers who received the property were:

the inset plantation – the youngest brother

the cattle – the oldest brother

the fields – the second brother


What the brothers saw on their journeys:

mountains and deep gorges – the youngest brother

forests, lions and leopards – the second brother

the sea and great rivers – the oldest brother


Who the brothers helped on their journeys:

a rich man with a bag of silver dollars - the second brother

the family's enemy - the youngest brother

a mother with her little child - the oldest brother