Beggars have become a big problem for us today. They come as street musicians, street boys, “sick” people, “lost” people, or just beggars. As their number is getting bigger, the municipal government feels the need to set a regulation to ban beggars. Many people support this.
They say that begging makes people lazy and bad survivors. They are like parasites. Criminals take advantage of their existence. Car drivers are strong-armed in crossroads, motorbikes are seized, trucks are hijacked, etc. A man in a rural area takes them to the city with his truck in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. They have made an agreement to share what they get. Some children are reported to have been kidnapped not for ransom. They are forced to be beggars.
Some people, however, say that we must help beggars. They become beggars because they have no choice. What they get every day is only enough for buying food. Being a beggar is better than being a thief or a robber. So it is a high time to apply their religious teaching to care for others. In addition, what they do is to help the government to check crime-rates.
Despite the controversy of their existence, beggars continue to color the life of urban people.
1. Where are beggars mostly found?
A. In cities.
B. In rural areas.
C. In small towns.
D. In country sides.
E. In small villages.
2. Why do some people disagree to help beggars?
A. They are rich.
B. They are not criminals.
C. They are mostly villagers.
D. They are lazy and bad survivors.
E. They only make use of their time.
3. What does the writer think about the man who transports beggars from their villages to the city?
A. He is generous.
B. He is exploitative.
C. He is very helpful.
D. He is their protector.
E. He is doing business.
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