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|
|5||embraced||to be embraced||to embrace||embracing|
|6||Having run||Run||Ran||To run|
|8||to suffer||suffering||suffered||was suffering|
|9||until||if||unlrss||as well as|
|11||to run away||running away||ran away||had run away|
|12||more thirsty||thirstier||much thirsty||even thirsty|
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