22.請依下文回答第 22 題至第 25 題
You don’t have to ask Barack Obama what it is like to be a president-elect. Chances are you can be one, too, and it
won’t take more than 30 years’ efforts to achieve that.
A new computer game, Commander in Chief, offers the chance to step into the president’s shoes and see whether
you can do a better job running the country than he can. So what will you do in the game? Like Obama, your early task
is to select members of the Cabinet from 250 personality types. Then you immediately face internal and external
challenges. Every decision you make has an in-game consequence.
“You can put your own political theories into action and see the domestic and international effect,” said the lead
designer Louis-Marie Rocques. Internal decisions involve managing budgets, security, education, health care and
discussion over many proposed laws. You also have to respond to critics. Every decision has a consequence, which
changes the political environment. For example, raising taxes will raise criticisms and protests while lowering taxes
means you will have less money to play with.
What about external decisions? Well, you have to deal with military issues, global economics, trade agreements,
and spending time lobbying other presidents. You can determine the course of world events by invading a neutral
country or toppling an unfriendly country, but then you must face the economic, political, and military consequences.
Don’t want to be the President of the US? The game also lets you become the virtual leader of other countries
including France, Germany, Spain and Russia.
【題組】22 The purpose of writing this passage is mainly to .
(A) show you how hard it is to be the newly-elected president, Barack Obama
(B) explain why the video game is so popular among American citizens
(C) introduce to you one special computer game, Commander in Chief
(D) inform how designers developed the interesting computer game