Quiz: Reading Comprehension

Dear Readers,
                       Today’s comprehension is related to the acquittal of Tamil Nadu’s CM. It is in news because of the decision that not only lacked the determination against the crime, but also indicated that Political class has a wide escape if they commit any crime. It is important as a comprehension only and can be expected in SBI, IBPS 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 Karnataka government’s decision to file an appeal
against the acquittal of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, is
bound to be welcomed by all those who value probity in public life and
believe that the courts are the right forums to take forward issues relating to
corruption in high places. The Congress dispensation in Karnataka
understandably took its time to arrive at a decision on whether to file an
appeal in the Supreme Court. It has gone by sound legal principles by examining
the recommendations of the Special Public Prosecutor, the State’s
Advocate-General and the Law Department. The primary question it had to contend
with was raised by the legal wing of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee
itself: what is Karnataka’s interest in the outcome of the case? The argument
was that the State had already discharged its duty by hosting the trial in
Bengaluru, appointing a Special Judge and Special Public Prosecutor, obtaining
a conviction in the trial stage and seeing it overturned by the High Court.
Should the State go beyond this specified administrative function by filing an
appeal in the Supreme Court, taking on the role of an aggrieved party? The
question may appear valid, but to abandon a legal process midway is also
untenable
. The Supreme Court has made it clear that Karnataka is now
playing the role of the prosecuting State and has stepped into the shoes of
Tamil Nadu. Its duty now includes taking up the mantle of the aggrieved
party and pursuing the legal process to its logical end.
Moreover, the Karnataka High Court judgment acquitting
the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is widely seen as flawed in many respects,
especially in the computation of the quantum of ‘disproportionate assets’ that
ultimately formed the basis of her acquittal. Special Public Prosecutor B.V.
Acharya has said the arithmetical errors are glaringly obvious. Some aspects of
the High Court’s reasoning are controversial: it has included cash gifts of
high value as legitimate income and given credence to a newspaper subscription
scheme that had been termed fake by the trial court. It has gone zealously by a
1976 Supreme Court ruling that unexplained assets up to the value of 10 per
cent of known income is acceptable, even though the anti-corruption law has
since been amended to make disclosure as per statutory requirements the
standard to assess legitimate income. The prosecution believes revisiting the
computation itself will propel the quantum of ‘disproportionate assets’ beyond
this 10 per cent limit. Overall, it will be in the public interest to have an
authoritative pronouncement by the highest court on whether the trial court or
the High Court was right in appreciating all the evidence. It will also be in
Ms. Jayalalithaa’s own interest that her exoneration — if she succeeds in
sustaining it — is a vindication that clears her political path rather
than one that depends on a conclusion seen to be perennially under dispute and
in the realms of legal debate.
-Source,
The Hindu, Delhi Edition, 3rd June
Q.1.Choose
an appropriate title for the passage.
1)
The Right Decision
2)
Decision That Prevailed
3)
From Corruption to Judiciary
4)
Hanging Decision
5)
Decision Without Message
Q.2.Which of
the following is true according to the passage?
A) Special
Public Prosecutor B.V. Acharya has said the arithmetical errors are glaringly
obvious.
B) The Supreme Court has made it clear that Karnataka is now
playing the role of the prosecuting State and has stepped into the shoes of
Tamil Nadu.
C) The Karnataka High Court judgment acquitting the Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister is widely seen as unflawed in many respects.
1)
Only C and A
2)
Only B and C
3)
Only A and B
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None of these
Q.3.What is
the reason that acquittal of Jaylalitha is considered to be flawed?
1)
Its because such decision came from one of the Apex Court.
2)
It is due to the computation of the quantum of ‘disproportionate assets’ that
ultimately formed the basis of her acquittal.
3)
The court’s decision that she should be acquitted
4)
An Apex court is always considered to be unbiasesd and decide in fovour of
public.
5)
None of the above
Q.4.Which of
the following is not true according to the passage?
A) Should the State go beyond this specified administrative
function by filing an appeal in the Supreme Court, taking on the role of an
aggrieved party
B) It will be in the public interest to have an authoritative
pronouncement by the highest court on whether the trial court or the High Court
was right in appreciating all the evidence.
C) Some aspects of the High Court’s reasoning are
controversial.
1)
Only A
2)
Only B
3)
Only C
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None of these
Q.5.What
does the author mean by the phrase “abandon a legal
process midway is also untenable”?
1)
Leave the party strangled.
2)
Leave a legal process without any judgment.
3)
Leave a legal process in the middle of controversy
4)
Left the box open for others.
5)
None of the above
Q.6.Which of
the following is not the synonym of the word “probity”?
1)
Dishonest
2)
Wistful
3)
Guile
4)
Pathos
5)
None of the above
Q.7.Which of
the following is not the synonym of the word “acquittal”?
1)
Verbose
2)
Venal
3)
Conviction
4)
Difference
5)
None of the above
Q.8.Which of
the following is the synonym of the word “aggrieved”?
1)
Truculence
2)
Unfeigned
3)
Succor
4)
Resentful
5)
All of the above
Q.9.Which of
the following is the synonym of the word “credence”?
1)
Stint
2)
Repine
3)
Reliance
4)
Quibble
5)
None of the above
Q.10.Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “vindication”?
1)
Exculpate
2)
Glimpse
3)
Barr
4)
Blunder
5) Tackle

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

10.  1