Reading comprehension test 214

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
[Important question]

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others. But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

The expression 'customs and ceremonies' means:

A
fairs and festivals.
B
habits and traditions.
C
usual practices and religious rites.
D
superstitions and formalities.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A suitable title for the passage would be:
A
the function of the army.
B
laws and the people's rights.
C
the fear of the law and citizen's security.
D
the functions of the police.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is not implied in the passage?
A
Law protects those who respect it.
B
Law ensures people's religious and social rights absolutely and unconditionally.
C
A criminal is deterred from committing crimes only for fear of the law.
D
The forces of law help to transform irresponsible citizens into responsible ones.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
According to the writer, which one of the following is not the responsibility of the police?
A
To protect the privileges of all citizens.
B
To check violent activities of citizens.
C
To ensure peace among citizens by safeguarding individual rights.
D
To maintain peace during extraordinary circumstances.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following reflects the main thrust of the passage?
A
It deals with the importance of the army in maintaining law and order.
B
It highlights role of the police as superior to that of the army.
C
It discusses the roles of the army and the police in different circumstances.
D
It points to the responsibility of the Minister and the Inspector General of Police.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
"They are made to secure die property of citizens against theft and damage'', means that the law:
A
helps in recovering the stolen property of the citizens.
B
assist the citizens whose property has been stolen or destroyed.
C
initiate process against offenders of law.
D
safeguard people's possessions against being stolen or lost.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Out of the following which one has the opposite meaning to the word 'restrained' in the passage?
A
Promoted
B
Accelerated
C
Intruded
D
Inhibited
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following statement is implied in the passage?
A
Peaceful citizens seldom violate the law, but bad citizens have to be restrained by the police.
B
Criminals, who flout the law, are seldom brought to book.
C
The police hardly succeed in converting bad citizens into good citizens.
D
The police check the citizens, whether they are good or bad, from violating the law.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements expresses most accurately the idea contained in the first sentence?
A
It is the job of the army to ensure internal peace at all times.
B
It is the police that should always enforce law and order in the country.
C
Army and the police ensure people's security through combined operations.
D
It is in exceptional circumstances that the army has to ensure peace in the country.:
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The last sentence of the passage implies that:
A
The Inspector General of Police is the sole authority in matters of law and order.
B
In every State maintenance of public peace is under the overall control of the responsible Minister.
C
A Minister and a responsible State, Assembly exercise direct authority in matters pertaining to law and order.
D
The Inspector General of Police is responsible to the State Assembly for maintaining law and order.
There are 10 questions to complete.

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