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Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows.

Delinquency describes actions that would not be crimes if performed by adults. If a young person performs one of such actions, then he has committed a crime. Delinquency is one of several status offences - offences that can be committed only by people in particular stations of life as determined by age, profession, or a person's role in society. For young people, such offences include drinking, driving and smoking underage. Usually, they are offences perhaps, only to the extent that, they help to preserve some of the good things of life for the exclusive enjoyment of the adult world. Delinquency is, therefore, a weapon forged in adult minds and directed by adult hands against young people. It is borne out of envy, adult pride and intolerance. If the world changed overnight and the responsibility to make and enforce laws fell on juvenile shoulders, the adults should expect a raw deal in return. Delinquency will then, certainly, refer only to many of the adult actions now freely committed in them.

In the view of the writer, drinking underage is an offence because

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A)
adults want to have all the drinks to themselves
B)
adults do not want juveniles to get drunk
C)
drunken juveniles can cause disorders in the society
D)
adults have a duty to protect young people

The correct answer is A.


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