Test of benchmark quality

Sch Bk 5, LOS 34 i, Pg78

Positive active position: Is my interpreation correct that if the portfolio many positive active positions vis-a-vis benchmark, then it would still qualify as a good benchmark. The defualt is if active postion = 0 for all securities, then it is good.

The reason is the text specifically says many negative active positions in the portfolio means it is not a good benchmark.

Thank you

Please anyone with a view on this.