Directions for next five questions: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions based on it.
A certain hare, who was very proud of his speed as a runner, once laughed at a tortoise that crept slowly on the ground. â€œYou slow, old creature.â€ He cried, â€œCanâ€™t you go any faster than thatâ€? â€œI may be slowâ€ said the tortoise, â€œbut I could beat you in a raceâ€. They deiced to run for half a mile. Off went the hare in quick leaps and bounds while the tortoise plodded along, never stopping, never looking back. Soon the swift hare outran the tortoise to such a length that he made a jest of the matter. â€œHa, ha,â€ laughed the hare, as he stepped halfway to look back at the slow tortoise. Then the hare thought, â€œthere is no need for me to run so fast. I will lie down and rest.â€ So the hare lay down under a tree and soon fell fast asleep. He did not hear the little feet of the tortoise come creep-creep-creeping up the place where he lay. And right past the sleeping hare went the tortoise, slowly and steadily, never once looking behind him. Presently, the hare awoke and started racing towards the winning post like a streak of lightning. â€œHere I am,â€ cried a little voice from the end of the wood, â€˜Iâ€™m at the winning â€“ post and have been sitting here waiting for you for some time.â€ The hare was ashamed of himself; for had be not been beaten by the tortoise at whose slow pace he had laughed?
The hare was ashamed of himself because he