Native American Reading Comprehension

Free printable traditional legends and informational texts from the Native American and Indigenous People cultures. Read and test reading comprehension online or print and use offline. Recommended level: 3rd or 4th Grade and up

Two Rabbits Outsmart an Owl

A Canadian Inuit legend

There once lived an owl who was very powerful and would brag to others about how smart and strong he was.

One day the owl saw two rabbits playing close together and thought, "I should catch these two rabbits and my friend and I can have them for a nice meal."

The owl swooped down to the ground straight for the two rabbits. He grabbed a rabbit with the talons on each foot, so that he had the two in his grasp.

The rabbits were smart and strong and began to run.

The owl's friend saw what was happening and shouted, "Let one of rabbits go, and just keep the other one!"

The owl replied, "The moon will soon appear, and then we shall be hungry. We need both of them!"

The rabbits ran on. When they came to a big rock, one ran to the right side of it, while the other ran to the left side. The powerful owl was not able to let go quickly enough and was torn in two.

What are talons?
claws
beaks
feet
claws What did the owl try to do?
catch two rabbits at one time
win a race with two rabbits
get two rabbits to kill each other
catch two rabbits at one time How did the owl hang on to two rabbits?
He had one in his mouth and one under his wing.
He held one with his feet and one in his mouth.
He gripped one rabbit with the talons on each foot.
He gripped one rabbit with the talons on each foot. What did the rabbits do when the owl caught them?
They played dead.
They ran.
They hopped around.
They ran. How did the rabbits outsmart the owl?
They bit the owl on the foot.
They hopped out of the owl's grasp.
They quickly ran on either side of the rock.
They quickly ran on either side of the rock. Why did the owl want to kill both rabbits?
He wanted to give away one rabbit to the raven.
He said they would need them both to satisfy their hunger.
It doesn't say in the story.
He said they would need them both to satisfy their hunger.

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