Question 19 - Paragraph Comprehension Practice Test for the ASVAB

From this passage, the reader can infer that the Aesop fable is teaching that ____.

There was once a dog who used to snap at people and bite them without any provocation, and who was a great nuisance to everyone who came to his master’s house. So his master fastened a bell round his neck to warn people of his presence. The dog was very proud of the bell, and strutted about tinkling it with immense satisfaction. But an old dog came up to him and said, “The fewer airs you give yourself the better, my friend. You don’t think, do you, that your bell was given to you as a reward of merit? On the contrary, it is a badge of disgrace.”

Retrieved from: Aesop’s Fables. The Mischievous Dog. William Caxton, 1484.

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