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Passage Reading and English Comprehension

Patriotism is easy enough during war. For one thing, people become actively conscious of their country when it is threatened. For another, since everyone or nearly everryone feels it, there is a strong collective emotion flowing through the country. But when the war is over, the country recedes from the consciousness, and it is rarely even at the back of the mind. The question, "Am I doing any good to the country?" doesn't occur to the mind; and even the question, "Is what I am doing good or bad for the country?" occurs only rarely. A limited patriotism is better than none, but it is not enough.

555. The author says that one reason why patriotism is easy during war-time is that

(a) war is the only factor responsible for arousing patriotism
(b) when the country is in danger, we become conscious of it
(c) we become patriotic when we are in a fighting mood
(d) patriotism is always in the consciousness

556. Another reason suggested by the author for the emergence of patriotic feeling during war-time is that

(a) patriotism is specially required during war-time
(b) we become deeply conscious of danger to ourselves during war-time
(c) patriotism become contagious because one finds a lot of other people feeling patriotism
(d) every one feels that he/she should strive to protect the others

557. When the threat of war is over,

(a) there is no need for people to be interested in other's welfare
(b) people do not consider it necessary to serve the country
(c) people tend to become totally unmindful of national interests
(d) people are generally anxious to serve the country

558. When the author says that the country "recedes from the consciousness", he means to say that

(a) people no longer feel that they belong to the country
(b) people do not have the country clearly in the forefront of their mind
(c) people are not capable of understanding what is good and desirable for them
(d) the moral values which they have so far upheld would disappear from their minds

559. By a "limited patriotism", the author refers to

(a) the people's attitude of indifference to the welfare of their country
(b) the attitude of people who love other countries as much as they love their own country
(c) those who are self-centered and mainly concerned about their own welfare
(d) the attitude of people who are indifferent to the welfare of their country except during war-time

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