Christmas in Canada: Tomfoolery in Newfoundland

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Preguntas de comprensión lectora B1

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  1. The tradition of mummering starts in Rome.
  2. In Canada, people dress in costumes and masks and play the fool.
  3. People are forbidden from mummering in public.
  4. A song about mummering becomes very popular.
  5. Mummering is embraced by young and old with festivals and parades taking place each year.

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  1. When did people start mummering in Canada?En el texto: Mummering also called Jennying or Jannying is a folk tradition that actually dates back to 1819 in Canada
  2. What do mummers do?En el texto: Once in disguise, a group of mummers will visit the home of a friend, neighbour or family member to perform a joke, song or dance.
  3. Why did people think they could get away with murder?En el texto: Some people took advantage of the masked costumes to rob houses and carry out violent attacks.
  4. What is important about mummering today?En el texto: Emphasis is placed on silly homemade costumes which take advantage of household items such as curtains, blankets underwear, pillows and shoes on the wrong feet.