Reading comprehension test 259

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous, and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.

According to the author, discussions of drug addiction are generally concerned with

A
addicts
B
non-addicts
C
criminals
D
black marketers
Question 1 Explanation: 
In the beginning of the passage, the author makes the point that discussion should also be concerned with non-addicts as till now, the discussions have generally been concerned with addicts.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Addicts take to criminal acts because
A
drugs make them lose self-control
B
the habit of robbing and stealing is hard to break
C
they need large sums of money to buy drugs
D
law is powerless against them
Question 2 Explanation: 
Refer to the last line of the passage for the right answer: The costs are stupendous, and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The author seems to criticize the narcotics laws for
A
being too lenient
B
being too complicated
C
being ineffective
D
driving addicts to crime
Question 3 Explanation: 
Because of the laws, drugs are only available in the black market. This causes the addicts to turn to crime.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The word 'stupendous' in the passage means
A
very high
B
foolish
C
shocking
D
illegal
Question 4 Explanation: 
Stupendous here means very high.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The tone of the author of the passage can be all of the following except:
A
Informative
B
Critical
C
Revealing
D
Metaphorical
Question 5 Explanation: 
In order to identify the correct answer, you need to understand the meanings of the words: Informative, Revealing: Tending to increase knowledge/with the purpose to instruct, enlighten or inform. This is clearly one of the objectives of the author as he wishes to inform us about the situation. Critical: Marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws. This is clearly something that the author undertakes. Metaphorical: characteristic of or relating to metaphor (a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable).
There are 5 questions to complete.

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