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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Theme
Level: Grade 9
Standards: CCRA.R.2, RL.9-10.2
Score: 2
Tags: Characterization, ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2
Author: mrdowels
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Grade 9 Theme CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.9-10.2

The long-limbed, sleek Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me."

The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

"That is a good joke," the said Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

"Keep your boasting till you've won," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?"

So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.

Then the Tortoise said: "You know the hare has not figured this out, but you I both know that slow but steady progress wins the race."


Which statement, taken from the passage, best describes the theme of this passage?
  1. "Slow but steady progress wins the race."
  2. "Keep your boasting till you've won."
  3. "I could dance round you all the way."
  4. "I have never yet been beaten."
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