Wednesday, 16 December 2015

IBPS PO & Clerk Exam : English Reading Comprehension Quiz - 23

Directions (Q.No. 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

Answers:
1.   4
2.   2
3.   1
4.   2
5.   1
6.   4
7.   2
8.   3
9.   4
10. 1

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