16 abr 2009

Mythical Creatures...extension - 4th E.S.O.

The Loch Ness Monster

Q: What is Loch Ness?

A: a. an ocean b. a large river in Scotland c. a large lake in Scotland

Q: The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, in the year 565, mentions St Columba. What did he do?

A: a. He saved a swimmer from the monster

b. He tried to kill the monster.

c. He gave food to the monster.

Q: How many people have reported seeing the Loch Ness Monster since then?

A: a. ten b. hundreds c. thousands

Q: What did scientists discover when they used sonar to search for the Loch Ness Monster?

A: a. The Loch Ness Monster definitely doesn't exist.

b. There are creatures the size of whales in the loch

c. The Loch Ness Monster is actually a big fish.

Did You Know? Some people have suggested that the Loch Ness Monster might be a dinosaur!

The Yeti

Q: Which sentence often describes the Yeti in myths?

A: a. It loves children and playing in the snow.

b. It smells terrible and is very strong

c. It used to be human.

Q: What is another name for the Yeti?

A: a. The Abominable Snowman b. the Snow Eater c. the White Gorilla

Q: In which mountain range is the Yeti supposed to live?

A: a. the Alps b. the Andes c. the Himalayas

Q: What do some people say is the best evidence that the Yeti really exists?

A: a Yeti skeleton c. legends told by people in Tibet

Q: What do people in Nepal call the Yeti?

A: a. a monster b. a wild animal c. a god

Q: Where do people believe that leprechauns hide their gold?

Did You Know? An English newspaper once sent a team to Mount Everest to look for the Yeti. They didn't find it, but they found paintings of a similar creature.


Q: Which sentence is true about leprechauns?

A: a. They are male fairies b. They are female fairies. They can be male or female.

Q: What is the leprechaun's profession?

A: a. a cook b. A shoemaker c. an artist

A: a. In ports b. under their pillows c. in their shoes

Q: How can you make a leprechaun lead you to its gold?

A: a. Laugh at it. b. Ask it to take you there. c. Look at it and don’t look away

Q: What happens if you look away?

a. The leprechaun disappears b. You turn into a leprechaun. c. The gold disappears.

Did You Know?

People used to believe that there was a leprechaun's pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.


Q: In medieval times, many people bought "unicorn horns". What did people believe about these horns?

A: a. that they stopped poison from working

b. that they helped poison work

c. that they were delicious food

Q: According to legend, which conqueror turned back from India after seeing a unicorn?

A: a. Alexander the Great b. Napoleon c. Genghis Khan

Q: A famous circus once claimed to hove a "living unicorn". What was this animal in reality?

A: a. a goat b. a horse c. a deer

Did You Know? Unicorns appear in the Harry Potter stories. There's even one on the cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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