Quiz: Reading Comprehension

Dear Readers,
                            Today’s comprehension is all about the corruption in FIFA that has recently got in news after a US Court directed investigations. It is sad to hear that the games for which we get dedicated and motivated at times, are all the part of money making and everything is scripted. Certain personalities has also been named in it. So do read it carefully as it will be important as per SBI, IBPS, SSC and other Govt. Exam.


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
arrest of some current and former FIFA officials by the Swiss police for extradition
to the U.S. over federal corruption charges, and a subsequent raid in Zurich in
a parallel investigation into the allotment of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup
hosting rights to Russia and Qatar respectively, have brought to the fore yet again
the worst-kept secret in the sporting world — that football’s governing body
is steeped in endemic corruption
.
Since the days of João Havelange, who was
FIFA president from 1974 to 1998, and then through the tenure of the incumbent,
Joseph S. Blatter, charges of financial misconduct have been routinely
levelled. But they merely shook the edifice; none actually hit the top
of the hierarchy. However, the current round of charges are grave. The U.S.
Department of Justice has alleged a “24-year scheme to enrich themselves
through the corruption of international soccer” and booked people for fraud,
racketeering and money laundering conspiracies. The bribes and kickbacks
centred on sports marketing deals could be worth more than $150 million. One revelation
is of an alleged $10-million payment to some FIFA executive committee members
to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.
This
has come two days before the FIFA Congress, where 209 countries are to vote on
a fifth term for Mr. Blatter; the circumstances are thus far from ideal to hold
the election. True, none of the investigations have so far named Mr. Blatter.
But with the alleged misdeeds having happened under his watch, there is a need
to fix accountability. Four years ago when he was re-elected unopposed after
his Qatari rival, Mohammed bin Hammam, had been banned amid bribery claims, he
asked: “Crisis? What is a crisis?” This time he cannot be in denial. The other
consequence of this scandal concerns the choice of Russia and Qatar as World Cup
hosts. The race to host them was chaotic and controversial. Of the 24 voters
who were to decide the claims of the two cities in 2010, two never made it to
the board room, following bribery allegations. Now almost half of them stand discredited.
Also, the choice of Qatar as a host was made despite concerns over its summer
weather and widespread reports of its poor treatment of migrant workers. FIFA
might now say the investigation was a result of its own report submitted in
November 2014, but it is a fact that the organisation’s ethics committee had
closed its investigation into the bidding process, ruling that breaches, if
any, were only of “very limited scope”. Football is perhaps the only truly
global sport, and it is loved by millions of fans as the beautiful game. For it
to remain that, the need is for democratic governance and not the current,
allegedly corrupt, fiefdom that has seen just two presidents in four decades.
-Source
The Hindu, Delhi Edition, 29th May
Q.1.Choose
an appropriate title for the passage.
1) 24 Years of
Injustice
2) A Tale Never Ends
3) The Corruption and
the Management
4) FIFA Under a Cloud
5) Kicking Corruption
Q.2.What was
the response of Mr. Blatter when he was re-elected  in the elections four years ago and asked
about bribery claims?
1) He took it seriously and asked
for the investigation.
2) He got into the
denial mode and asked the media, what a crisis is.
3) He dodged the question by
fixing the accountability on others.
4) He resigned and ordered the
other officials that they should not do this in future as it will destroy their
credibility.
5) None of the above
Q.3.What are
the consequences of this scandal concerns?
1) It is raising suspicion
on the decision of selecting Russia and Qatar as world cup hosts.
2) Its raising concerns for the
players as their future is in danger.
3) The authority is going to be
dissolved and a new authority will be appointed.
4) The new President election
will be held under High Court Supervision
5) None
Q.4.Which of
the following is not true according to the passage?
A) The choice
of Qatar as a host was made despite concerns over its summer weather and
widespread reports of its poor treatment of migrant workers.
B) The
Russia and Qatar will not be the next hosts as directed by the US Court.
C) It is a
fact that the organisation’s ethics committee had closed its investigation into
the bidding process.
1) Only A
2) Only B
3) Only C
4) All A, B and C
5) None
Q.5.What
does the author mean by the phrase “football’s governing body is steeped in
endemic corruption”?
1) The Organisation is
getting drowned in its own created mess.
2) The governing body is going to
stop this endemic corruption.
3) The governing body is going to
handle all the corruptions charges seriously and going to investigate it.
4) The governing body is going to
accept all the unending charges.
5) None of the above
Q.6.Which of
the following is not the synonym of the word “incumbent”?
1) Bawdy
2) Dissident
3) Diaphanous
4) Past
5) Dross
Q.7. Which
of the following is not the synonym of the word “discredited”?
1) Gouge
2) Compliment
3) Complement
4) Indigence
5) None of the above
Q.8. Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “edifice”?
1) Pervasive
2) Proscribe
3) Structure
4) Soporific
5) Renege
Q.9.Which of
the following is the synonym of the word “revelation”?
1) Thespian
2) Truculence
3) Vortex
4) Utterance
5) All of the above
Q.10.Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “extradition”?
1) Exile
2) Abstinence
3) Welter
4) Region
5) None of the above

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

10. 1