Quiz: Reading Comprehension

Dear Readers,
                             Today’s comprehension is related to the one of the recent verdict of the supreme court where supreme court directed political parties to not use the pictures of prominent person from Govt. It can be important as per SBI, IBPS, SSC and other competitive Examinations.



Directions
(Q.1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given
below. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them.

The
Tamil Nadu government’s move to approach the Supreme Court seeking a review of
its recent judgment barring the use of pictures of political leaders in
government advertisements is retrograde
and
unnecessary. The court’s verdict restricting the list of dignitaries whose
photographs are permissible on government advertisement material to the
President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India, is a significant
step in eliminating the partisan
use of government
resources to gain political mileage. Indeed, if there is a flaw in the
judgment, it is in the exception made in favour of the holders of these three
offices. Even though it says the President, Prime Minister or CJI could
themselves decide on the inclusion of their pictures in advertisements, there
really is no need for anyone’s image in such material if disseminating
information is the sole purpose. The Tamil Nadu government has argued that
there should be parity between the Centre and the States, and that the
judgment, by privileging the dignitaries at the Centre, violates the principle
of federalism. It is indeed an attractive argument if one contends that the
same privilege should be extended to the Governor, Chief Minister and Chief
Justice of the High Court so that there is Centre-State parity. However,
the spirit of the verdict is to take government advertising out of the domain
of partisan politics. In course of time, the apparent disparity should also
give way to a universal prohibition of the use of pictures of any dignitary.
It
is disappointing that the court did not accept a key recommendation made by a
three-member committee that there should be special curbs on government
advertisements during election time. This could have been an important
guideline that would further purify the election process. The court may be
confident that if the government adhered to norms there will be no need to
adopt special, election-eve restrictions, but it should have taken note of the
propensity of the political class to seek to gain mileage by delivering
politically loaded messages using the official machinery during election time.
In a democracy, the main reason for a government to issue advertisements is
dissemination of essential and useful information about its functioning, its
schemes and projects and their benefits. There is no real need to confer on any
individual the privilege of being projected in official publicity material to
give the impression that a scheme or measure owes its existence to the
generosity of that individual. One can discern in the Tamil Nadu government’s
review petition only an eagerness to overcome any legal impediment to its known
penchant for projecting the ruling party leader as the sole benefactor
behind its welfare programmes.
-Source,
The Hindu, Delhi Edition, 25th May

Q.1.Choose
an appropriate title for the passage.
1)
The Strict Judgement
2)
SC Rule
3)
Restless Politicians
4)
The Un-Political War
5)
Misplaced Plea

Q.2.Which
of the following is true according to the passage?
A) The Court’s
decision is not only for the centre, but also for the states.
B) The spirit of the verdict is not to take government
advertising out of the domain of partisan politics.
C) The court may be confident that if the government adhered
to norms there will be no need to adopt special, election-eve restrictions.
1)
Only A
2)
Only B
3)
Only C
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None

Q.3.What
is the reason behind author suggesting that the head of the state should also
be given the privilege?
1)
This barring list is the exclusive list where the High profile people are
Definitely included.
2)
The political class is so corrupt that the head of the states should also be
included in the list.
3)
The Head of the states are the people representing the whole state and the
supreme court should take care of them.
4)
The head of the state should also be given the same privilege as centre is to
maintain the parity between them.
5)
None of the above.

Q.4.Which
of the following is not true according to the passage?
A)
The court did not accept a key recommendation made by a three-member committee
that there should be special curbs on government advertisements during election
time.
B)
There is no real need to confer on any individual the privilege of being
projected in official publicity material to give the impression that a scheme
or measure owes its existence to the generosity of that individual
C)
If there is a flaw in the judgment, it is in the exception made in favour of
the holders of these three offices.
1)
Only A
2)
Only B
3)
Only C
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None

Q.5.Which of
the following is a significant step in eliminating the
image of the govt. to gain political mileage?
1)
The court’s verdict restricting the list of dignitaries whose photographs are
permissible on government advertisement.
2)
The Govt. advertisement should be banned coz people should know all about it
through the benefits, not through advertisement.
3)
The govt should ban the usage of advertisement and start doing something with
that fund.
4)
All of the above
5)
None of the above


Q.6.Which of the following is not the synonym of the word “retrograde”?
1) Subside
2) Positive
3) Moderate
4) Suspend
5) Anarchy

Q.7.Which of the following is not the synonym of the word “partisan”?
1) Comparable
2) Improve
3) Antipathy
4) Unbiased
5) Dislike

Q.8.Which of the following is the synonym of the word “disseminating”?
1) Improve
2) Inform
3) Promulgate
4) Approval
5) Guile

Q.9.Which of the following is the synonym of the word “penchant”?
1) Approbation
2) Apprise
3) Diligent
4) Hard
5) Proclivity


Q.10.Which of the following is the synonym of the word “parity”?
1) Ease
2) Equality
3) Pompous
4) Insensitive
5) Boorish

1. (5)
2. (3)
3. (4)
4. (5)
5. (1)
6. (2)
7. (4)
8. (3)
9. (5)

10. (2)