Narcissus: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

Young Greek boy Narcissus (1) _________in a forest one day did not notice the nymph Echo nearby. Echo (2) _________followed him through the woods, (3) _________to address him but afraid to speak first. Hearing footsteps Narcissus (4) _________ : «Who’s there?». Echo answered: «Who’s there? » And so it went, until finally Echo showed herself and rushed (5) _________the lovely youth. (6) _________away from the nymph and Narcissus left Echo (7) _________ . So she spent the rest of her life in lonely glens, (8) _________from the love she never knew, (9) _________ only her voice remained.

Eventually having become thirsty Narcissus went to drink from a stream. As he saw his reflection, he fell in love with it, not knowing that it was (10) _________ . As he bent down to kiss it, it seemed (11) _________and he was heartbroken.

He grew (12) _________but he wouldn’t touch the water for fear of damaging his reflection, so he eventually died (13) _________thirst and self-love, staring at his own reflection. The narcissus flower grew where he died.

1 being hunted hunted was hunting hunting
2 silently silent silence silencing
3 desire desires desired desiring
4 was shouting shouts shouted shouting
5 embraced to be embraced to embrace embracing
6 Having run Run Ran To run
7 heartbreak heartbreaking heartbroke heartbroken
8 to suffer suffering suffered was suffering
9 until if unlrss as well as
10 he his him himself
11 to run away running away ran away had run away
12 more thirsty thirstier much thirsty even thirsty
13 to on with of

1.D; 2.A; 3.D; 4.C; 5.C; 6.A; 7.D; 8.B; 9.A; 10.C; 11.A; 12.B; 13.D

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