11th Class English Sample Paper English Olympiad Sample Paper-4

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Have you noticed how a bunch of ants surround a cube of sugar?
    Similarly, where there is big money involved, the corruption will most likely find its roots dug deep into the system. It is literally under every stone you turn. And, by now, most of us in India have learned to live with corruption as a part and parcel of our life.
    This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress. In India, the tentacles of corruption are spread far and wide in all horizons of life and not just limited to government organizations.
    Recent instances of IPL scam and the Commonwealth Games fiasco underscores as to how a big mullah can attract corruption even in a gentleman's game. Moreover, corruption is not just limited to India. It is a massive phenomena and a real cancer destroying the benefits of globalization in many poor countries.
    The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that three quarters   of   the 178 countries in the index have fared miserably in terms of corruption problem. Specifically India has slipped three places in global ranking of most corrupt countries, from 84 in 2009 to 87 in 2010.
    On a positive note, only five countries, namely Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland and Sweden managed to score higher than 9 points which indicates the list of least corrupted nations. The countries that ranked as most corrupt nations were Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Corruption in India has touched the lives of people. How?

    A)  It has become a common phenomenon for all

    B)  People have seen various corruption cases

    C)  It has become a part and parcel of our life

    D)  There is nothing to worry about the ongoing corruption

    E)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C


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