Mock Practice Test-9
Read each of the following passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
To a greater or less degree all the civilized communities of the modern world are made up of a small class of ruler, corrupted by too much power, and of a large class subjects, corrupted by too much passive and irresponsible obedience. Participation in a social order to this kind makes it very difficult for individuals to achieve that non attachment in the midst of activity, which is the distinguishing mark of the ideally excellent human being; and where three is not at least a considerable degree of non attachment in activity, the ideal society of the prophets cannot be realized. A desirable social order is one that delivers us from avoidable evils. A bad social order is one that leads us into temptation which if matters were more sensibly arranged, would never rise. Our present business is to discover what large scale changes are best calculated to deliver us from the evils of too much power and of too much passive and irresponsible obedience. It has been shown that the economic reforms, so dear to advanced thinker’s are not in themselves sufficient to produce desirable changes in the character of society and of the individuals composing it unless carried out by the right sort of means and in the right sort of governmental, administrative and educational contexts such reforms are either fruitless or actually fruitful of evil. In order to create the proper contexts for economic reform we must change our machinery of government, our methods of public administration, our system of education and our metaphysical and ethical beliefs.
What is the inference that author derives?
A Ideal society is envisaged by prophets
B Changes in the character of society are necessary
C It is the mark of ideally excellent human beings
D None of these