Multiple choose single answer PTE reading 2
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1. Excise taxes are governmental levies an specific goods produced and consumed inside a country. They differ from tariffs, which usually apply only to foreign made goods, and from sales taxes, which typically apply to all commodities other than those specifically exempted. In their modern farm, excise taxes were first developed by Holland in the 17th century, and established by law in England in 1643. Introduced into the Dutch colonies in America, the system spread to other colonies. Such taxes were first used by the federal government in 1791 and aroused great apposition. They were repealed (1802) in Thomas Jefferson’s administration. During the War of 1812 comprehensive excise taxes were levied again but were repealed in 1817.
Question: According to this text, how do excise taxes usually differ from tariffs?
a. Excise taxes are levied an all products, while tariffs apply to government made goods.
b. Excise taxes are levied an specifically identified commodities, while tariffs apply to all goods.
c. Excise taxes are levied an goods produced and consumed in one country, while tariffs apply to imports.
d. Excise taxes are levied an goods to which sales tax does not apply, while tariffs only apply to goods with sales tax imposed.
2. Angkor was the site of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, north of Tonle Sap lake, in northwest Cambodia. Far about five and a half centuries (9th to 15th), it was the heart of the empire. Extending over an area of 120 sq.m (32.3 sq.m), the ruins contain same of the most imposing monuments in the world, including about a thousand temples, mainly Hindu and same Buddhist; the ancient city, however, had an extent perhaps nearly 10 times that size (according to satellite photographs published in 2007), and was home to perhaps 750,000 people.
Question: The ancient city of Angkar ( )
a. was similar in size to the Tonle Sap lake.
b. covered an area of approximately 750,000 square meters.
c. was built an the ruins of a thousand temples.
d. was significantly larger than the site today.
Question 1:- c. Excise taxes are levied an goods produced and consumed in one country, while tariffs apply to imports.
Question 2: d. was significantly larger than the site today.