Exercises for Wardit the Mule

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A. How much did you understand? 


These sentences show what the horse thought, and what he said to Wardit.

Put them in the right order.

  1. The horse said: "Who is your father? I must know the family of my bride."
  2. "Wardit is the most beautiful mule in the world!" thought the horse.
  3. The horse said, “Let me marry you! Please, be my wife!"


These are Wardit's answers to the horse. Put them in the right order.

  1. "My father is only a donkey," she thought.
  2. "And my sister,” Wardit said, ”belongs to the priest.  Don’t you know her?” 
  3. "Oh,” she said. “You can see my mother every day. She lives in the palace.” 


Wardit's father, the donkey, said these sentences. Put them in the right order.

  1. "You don't know me?" cried the donkey. "But Wardit, I am your ..."
  2. He looked up to the sky. "Oh God," he said. "Did you see this?"
  3. "What's the matter, my girl?" he said. "Why don't you answer me? Don't you know who I am?"


B. Finish these sentences


Complete sentences 1, 2 and 3 by choosing the best of the three endings: a, b or c.

  1. The mule was ......
  2. The horse was ......
  3. The donkey was ......


  1. …… poor and angry.
  2. …… clever and very proud.
  3. …… handsome and strong.


C. Who asked these questions?


  1. "How are you, Wardit?"
  2. "Where are you going?"
  3. "Who is your father?”
  4. "What are you doing here?"
  5. "Why don't you answer me?”


D. Which questions did Wardit answer?


Wardit answered two of the questions in exercise C. She didn't answer three of them.

Which questions did she answer? Which questions didn't she answer?


E. What were they feeling?


  1. Just then, a poor old donkey came down the road. Wardit looked at him, and she was ……
  2. Wardit did not answer. Her father was ……
  3. The horse said, "Who is this foolish old donkey?" The horse was …… now.


F. What do you think?


What made the donkey’s heart break?

Do you think that Wardit deserved God’s punishment?

Is it important to show respect to your parents?

Do you sometimes fail to respect your parents?

What happens when you do that?


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