Quizzes

A man works on the twenty-second floor of a skyscraper in New York. Every day he gets into the lift and presses the button for the fifteenth floor, gets out and walks up the stairs of the remaining seven floors. He does not do this for any health reasons.

Why does he do this?

Flowers Can you identify the missing flowers in this tale?

The farmer’s wife was in the kitchen. As she finished the washing up, she took off her……………………..gloves. Meanwhile, her husband was in the fields tending his …………………..of sheep.

For him, as usual, it had been an early start that morning. He ………….at 5am and had his normal breakfast of cornflakes and……………………….milk.

After he had washed some of the dirty……………………got dressed, whilst listening to the strains of his daughter playing on her ………………. As the daily help arrived he said “…………………………..”, have you seen my hat?” Picking up her ……………she replied “Not today, but it……………..be here somewhere”.

It had turned cold that day and there had been several…………………….. in the area. It was so cold that the farmers………………………..had frozen together. He felt sure the daily help must have hidden his hat and didn’t know why she had to………..that, when she knew where it was. His wife said to herself “………………….angry”

At least his animals never let him down. The wind was blowing from the north and he thought …………………. Be a cold winter. I’d better chop some logs; he though a ……………. be enough, even though it was cold enough to………………………

He headed down to the barn in search of his hat and coat. He thought he’d …………..in the corner. But he was out of luck. In despair he called to Elizabeth his shepherdess. “Are you in the………………………. She didn’t answer, as she was behind the barn with the shepherd making……………………………….., which had suddenly come down. She tore herself away, whispering, “Oh, you are so ………………………………..” Smiling into her……………………coloured eyes, he tenderly said “……………………………….”

Elizabeth came into the barn clutching the missing hat. The Farmer said “Have you been ……………………………?” He saw the hat and was glad he hadn’t accused the daily help and made………………………….of her. He thought “I’ll have to give the…………………. a rise to make up for it. I’m sorry I doubted her………………………. Mind you. I’ll have to take…………………….. of that shepherdess and her lazy……………………………….

Later that night, as he stoked the fire with his …………………………….. and thought about the events of the day, he realised how much…………………. he’d wasted worrying about his favourite hat.