Reading comprehension test 218

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

One of the main reasons of corruption in elections today is the lure of power which haunts the politicians so much that they feel no qualms of conscience in adopting any underhand method to come out successful. The Watergate Scandal in the U.S.A. is an eloquent example to testify to the fact how even the top level politicians can stoop to the lowest level in order to maintain themselves in power. Who does not remember how Adolf Hitler rode roughshod overall canons of electoral pro-priety to capture power? In India also the record of the various political parties is not clean. Corruption thrives in elections because those in the field play on the psychology of the electorate. The voters are swayed by the tall promises of the candidates to whose machinations they fall an easy prey. They are also susceptible to fall an easy prey to the adulations of the politicians due to their illiteracy. Besides, in the representative democracies today and particularly in big countries the constituencies are quite extensive obviating the possibility of corrupt practices being discovered. Anti-corruption laws are honored more in their breach than in their observance. Even the code of conduct to be observed by the parties fighting the elections becomes a dead letter in as much as it is jettisoned out of existence and thrown unscrupulously over board by the unfair politicians whose only aim is to maintain themselves in the saddle.

The politicians indulge in corruption in elections now-a-days because:

A
Of lure of power
B
Lure of money
C
Elections can be won only by corrupt means
D
Corrupt practices in elections go unno ticed
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which example of the U.S.A. testifies to the fact that even the top level people can stoop very low in order to maintain themselves in power?
A
The New Deal
B
The Watergate Scandal
C
The Washington Agreement
D
None of these
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Adolf Hitler came to power:
A
As a result of bungling in elections
B
By liquidating any semblance of opposition
C
With foreign help
D
By conquest
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How does corruption thrive in elections?
A
The people themselves are corrupt
B
A sizable part of the society is corrupt
C
There is natural connection between elections and corruption
D
The politicians exploit the electorate psychologically
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Why according to the writer do the voters fall an easy prey to the machinations of the politicians?
A
They want to self their votes because of poverty
B
They are illiterate and do not understand what designs the politicians have at the back of their tall promises
C
They are totally indifferent to what happens on the political horizon
D
They have no political knowledge worth the name
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Why according to the writer, do the corrupt practices indulged in elections go unnoticed?
A
Because nobody is interested in discovering corrupt practices
B
Because vested interests shield those who indulge in corrupt practices
C
Because constituencies are so small that the politicians take the electorate, whose number is very limited, into confidence
D
Because the constituencies are so big that it becomes difficult to discover the corrupt practices
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What happens to the anti-corrpution laws?
A
There is actually no such things as anti-corruption laws
B
Anti-corruption laws are certainly honoured but in a limited way
C
Anti-corruption laws are honoured more in their breach than in their observance
D
Anti-corruption laws are simply an eye wash just to hoodwink the masses
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What happens to the code of conduct?
A
It is not observed at all
B
It is observed only in a very limited way
C
It is prepared in such a way that it leaves loop holes for the practice of corruption in elections
D
There is no such thing as code of conduct
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'To maintain themselves in the saddle' means:
A
To remain in state of preparedness
B
To be ready to run whenever danger is apprehended
C
To retain power in their hands by continuing in office
D
To oust the opposition at every cost
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following may be the most appropriate title to the above passage?
A
Corruption in High Places
B
Politicians Game of Power
C
Elections and Corruption
D
The True Character of a Politician
There are 10 questions to complete.

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