Exercise 18

Instructions to Solve
Detective glories tend to glorify crime. Murderers, gangsters and crooks all kinds are described as tough, cunning and courageous individuals who know how to take care of themselves and how to get what they want. In James McCain's The Postman Always Rings twice, for instance the villain is much more a impressive character than his victim. He is casual brave smart and successful with women. It is true that he finally gets caught. But he is punished for a crime that he did not commit, so that his conviction is hardly a triumph of justice. Besides, looking back over the exciting life of the criminal, the reader might conclude that it was worth the risk.

Question 1 :

The passage mention James McCain

A). as an author of detective stories
B). as brave, smart, and successful with women
C). as tough cunning and courageous
D). as being more impressive than others
Answer : Option A

Question 2 :

Murderers, gangsters and crooks referred to in the passage given above

A). always manage to get away
B). are often glorified in detective stories
C). are wiser than their victims
D). know how to escape from law
Answer : Option B

Question 3 :

According to this passage, a criminal in a detective story generally gets caught

A). for the crimes he has committed
B). because of his careless mistakes
C). because the police is smarter than the criminals
D). for the crimes he has not committed
Answer : Option D

Question 4 :

According to the passage, the life of a criminal

A). is exciting
B). is hardly worth the risk
C). is seldom presented in the right perspective
D). ends in a triumph of justice
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

According to be passage given above, detective stories

A). make interesting reading
B). are hardly worth reading
C). encourage readers to content crimes
D). tend to create wrong notion about crimes and punishment
Answer : Option D