Romulus and Remus: Timed Reading
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Part 1: Romulus and Remus
They decided to build a city. Unfortunately, they argued over the appropriate site and Romulus killed his brother Remus. Romulus ruled this city -- called Roma -- for thirty-seven years.
The city of Rome is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. If you travel there you can see a statue of the two baby boys feeding from their mother - the wolf.
- What is the gist (the main idea) that this piece of writing conveys?
- Wolves like to take care of human children.
- The city of Rome had many wolves in the old days.
- The city of Rome was founded by a wolf.
- Romulus established the city of Rome.
- What is a herdsman?
- someone who builds cities
- someone who cares for children
- someone who cares for domestic animals
- someone who can hear very well
- The phrase "they sought revenge on the king who had killed their mother" means what?
- They attacked the king who had harmed their mother and made them orphans.
- They went to court to sue the king for his crime against their mother.
- They hired some gangsters to take care of their problem with the king.
- They went to talk to the king about his crime against their mother.