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Comprehension (5.4)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Robin Hood And The Sheriff

From their hiding place, Robin and Little John watched the Sheriff

and his guards. "Welcome, Sheriff, to our humble home," Robin shouted

in greeting. "But first let us help you unload the gold you have stolen

from the poor."

"Never!" the Sheriff shouted back but a hail of arrows silenced him.

As he started to back off, Robin and his men swiftly attacked and they

captured him.

"I'll get my revenge for this," he muttered to himself.

When Robin's men served the Sheriff his dinner, he only ate for

fear of what the outlaws might otherwise do to him. However, the outlaws

did him no harm and planned to release him at dawn.

But as soon as he was released, he ordered his men to burn down

Robin's home village and captured his friend, Maid Marian. He planned

to use her as bait to lure Robin out of the forest.

1. What did Robin want to unload from the Sheriff?

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2. Where did the Sheriff get the gold?

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3. What is the meaning of the word "hail"?

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4. What did the Sheriff do to Robin's home village?

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5. Why did the Sheriff want to capture Maid Marian?

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