English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

TOPIC: Public tax returns in Scandinavia

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 30

STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. According to the article, Italians:
  wanted their tax information to be made public.
  didn't want their tax return information to be made public.
  don't care whether or not their information is published.

2. Why do the Scandinavian countries make everyone's tax information public?
  Because they have a tradition of open records and transparency in government.
  Because people are very curious.
  Because the European Union makes them do this.

3. An individual's tax information might not be published if:
  an individual requests it.
  there's an ongoing criminal investigation.
  an individual makes more than $100,000 per year.

4. How long has this been going on in Sweden?
  Since the 18th Century
  Since 2007
  Since 1984

5. Is this likely to happen in the United States?
  Yes, the government can do this.
  Yes, but only on the state level.
  No, this is against the law in the United States.

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