Read the passages below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A - E
Long time ago, babies began to talk immediately they were born. They could tell their mothers when they were sick, thirsty or hungry and needed some food.
One day, a woman left her newborn baby in the room and rushed to fetch water from a nearby stream. A woman, newly married, entered the room to fetch fire for her evening meal. Unknown to her that the baby was watching, she quickly took some of the meat that was kept across the hearth. When the mother of the baby returned, he disclosed to her that the woman had taken some of the meat.
The matter was taken to the king and the baby narrated how the woman hid the meat under her cloth before leaving the room. The new wife and her husband bowed their heads in shame. The king himself was embarrassed by the incident.
News of the incident spread all over the kingdom and people mocked the woman anytime they saw her passing. ‘This cannot be allowed to continue’, cried the king. ‘Babies must be stopped from embarrassing adults with their talks.’
He ordered that a lump of flesh be forced down the throats of newborn babies to prevent them from talking until they are old enough to differentiate between right and wrong.
According to the passage, babies _______ A. cried for their needs.
B. talked before they were born.
C. talked but no longer do now.
D. talked only when they had problems.
E. talked only when they saw evil.