Exercise 27

Instructions to Solve
The Indian middle class consist of so many strata that it defies categorisation under a single term class, which would imply a considerable degree of homogeneity. Yet two paradoxical features characterise its conduct fairly uniformly; extensive practice and intensive abhorrence of corruption.

In the several recent surveys of popular perceptions of corruptions, politicians of course invariably and understandably top the list, closely followed by bureaucrats, policemen, lawyers, businessmen and others. The quintessential middle class. If teachers do not figure high on this priority list, it is not for lack of trying, but for lack of oppurtunities. Over the years, the sense of shock over acts of corruption in the middle class has witnessed a steady decline, as its ambitions for a better material life have soared but the resources for meeting such ambitions have not kept pace.

What is fascinating, however, is the intense yearning of this class for a clean corruptionless politics and society, a yearning that has again and again surfaced with any figure public or obscure, focus on his mission of eradicating corruption. Even the repeated failure of this promise on virtually every man's part has not subjected it to the law of diminishing returns.

Question 1 :

The intense Middle Class intensely yearns for


A). better material resources
B). extensive practice of corruption
C). clean honest society
D). law of increasing returns
Answer : Option C

Question 2 :

Teachers are not high on the list of corruption because they do not have


A). courage
B). opportunities
C). support
D). ambition
Answer : Option B

Question 3 :

The Indian Middle class is


A). defiant
B). mysterious
C). homogeneous
D). stratified
Answer : Option C

Question 4 :

Who figure on top of the list of corruption?


A). businessmen
B). lawyers
C). politicians
D). policemen
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

This yearning, over the years, has


A). persisted
B). soared
C). declined
D). disappeared
Answer : Option A