Read the text and answer the questions.
The hare ran quickly and in a few minutes the hare was out of sight. The hare said to himself, "The tortoise is very far behind. I can see the finish line. I have time for a nap!" Soon the hare was asleep under a tree next to the path. The tortoise walked steadily, on an on. He didn't stop. Soon, he passed the sleeping hare. The hare slept for an hour. When he finally woke up, he looked at the finish line. He couldn't believe his eyes! Tortoise was almost at the finish line! The hare ran as fast as he could, but it was too late. The tortoise crossed the finish line and won the competition! The hare was furious! The tortoise looked back at hare and smiled. Then he said, "Slow but steady wins the race!"
1. Write only the answer on the answer paper.
(i) The hare ran ¾
(a) very fast (b) swift
(d) not slowly
(ii) The hare became ¾ in a few minutes.
(a) seen (b) disappeared
(c) appeared (d) appearance
(iii) He looked behind and saw the tortoise ¾
(a) Far away
(b) far ahead
(c) very far ahead
(d) very far behind
(iv) He ¾ to nap as he could see the finish line.
(a) took (b) decided
(c) proposed (d) had
(v) He was ¾ asleep under a tree.
(a) as soon as (b) soon
(c) in (d) quick
Answers : (i) a, (ii) b,
(iii) d, (iv) b, (v) b.
2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words : continued, thought, help, far, proved, seen, without
(a) The hare was not ¾ in a few minutes as it ran quickly.
(b) The hare looked back and saw the tortoise ¾ behind.
(c) He ¾ that he had time to nap.
(d) But the tortoise walked steadily ¾ stopping anywhere.
(e) The tortoise finally ¾ that 'Slow and steady wins the race'.
Answers : (a) seen (b) far (c) thought (d) without (e) proved
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