Monkey King Tale

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What did the Jade Emperor see when the light shot from Monkey's eyes?

A monkey

What did Monkey do when it got too hot?

Played in the waterfall

What happened when the monkeys and apes followed Monkey into the waterfall?

He became the king

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  • A rock sat high on top of a mountain from the beginning of time.
  • Inside the rock was a monkey.
  • The sun, the moon, Heaven, and Earth all worked their magic on the rock, splitting it open one day.
  • Monkey stood up and stretched when powerful light shot from his eyes.
  • For a moment the light reached the Cloud Palace in Heaven.
  • The Jade Emperor, ruler of Heaven, turned to one of his captains and asked what had caused the light.
  • The captain saw everything that had just happened and told the emperor that it was a monkey.
  • The emperor was not surprised and thought that amazing things happened when Heaven and Earth worked together.
  • Monkey learned to walk, run, and climb over time.
  • He drank from streams and ate grasses and leaves.
  • Monkey became friends with all the other monkeys and apes and at night he slept under a cliff.
  • One hot morning, all the monkeys and apes were playing in the stream.
  • Monkey saw that it was too hot and suggested that they play in the waterfall.
  • The monkeys and apes followed Monkey into the waterfall and he became the king.

Test your knowledge of the classic Chinese tale of the Monkey King who was born from a rock, learned to walk, run, and climb, and eventually became the king of all monkeys and apes. See how much you remember about Monkey's adventures and his rise to power.

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