Reading Comprehension Passage 29 MCQ Test With Answers - THE OTHER CHURCHILL
THE OTHER CHURCHILL
Liberalism and Socialism: Liberalism has its own history and its own tradition. Socialism has its own formulas and aims. Socialism seeks to pull down wealth; Liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests; Liberalism would preserve private interests in the only way in which they can be safely and justly preserved, namely, by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels [=obstacles] of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks, and shall seek more in the future, to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capital; Liberalism attacks monopoly.
Kinnaird Hail, Dundee, May 14, 1908.
Capitalism and Socialism: The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Commons, October 22, 1945.
Public Funds: The great principle which this House ought to guard and cherish is that, when the tax collector comes to the private citizen and takes from him of his wealth for the service of the public, the whole of that money taken shall go for the purposes for which it is intended, and that no private interests, however powerfully they may be organized and however eloquently advocated, shall thrust their dirty fingers into the pie and take the profit for themselves.
Commons, June 2, 1908.
The Eloquence of Winston Churchill, ed. F.B. CZARNOMSKI, Signet Books, 1957
According to Churchill, Liberalism and Socialism are
According to Churchill, Liberalism aims at
supporting the privileged.
building up monopolies.
According to Churchill, Socialism aims at
preserving private preferences.
supporting individual interests.
distributing public property.
conserving private interests.
According to Churchill, Capitalism is
preferable to socialism.
as bad as Socialism.
better than Socialism.
full of blessings for all.
Choose the correct interpretation: Churchill says that
the House of Commons has a responsibility to fulfil in the interests of the rich.
the money taken from the rich should be distributed among the poor.
every penny of the taxes collected by the state must be spent in the service of the public.
taxation should not only be better organized but also be more eloquently advocated.
profit means private fingers in the public pie.