Native American Folktales: Lesson for Kids


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An example of a creation story is _____.

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1. The Creek tribe's story of how opossums got bare tails is a _____.

2. Coyote and Iktomi are well-known _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz questions will quickly measure your knowledge of Native American folktales. See if you know the most common types of stories told and the meanings behind them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to find out if you understand:

  • The role played by Coyote and Iktomi
  • Examples of creation stories
  • What the Creek tribe's story of the opossum's bare tail is an example of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as the importance of Coyote and Iktomi in many stories
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the story of why the Columbia River started to flow
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about different examples of creation stories from various Native American tribes

Additional Learning

For more information about these stories, review the lesson titled Native American Folktales: Lesson for Kids. It helps you understand:

  • The Ojibwe story of how the rainbow was made
  • Important lessons taught by these tales
  • What inspired most of these Native American stories