Feb 7 Csat Self Asses
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ALL INDIA P.T. TEST SERIES - 2015 GENERAL STUDIES PAPER- II
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Time Allowed: Two Hours Maximum Marks: 200INSTRUCTIONS
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Read the following passage and answer the 4 (four) itemsthat follow:A (sanctuary piay he. defined as a place where Man is 7gts8rve>riri the festo f Nature active/ Till quite recently Nature had her own^anCtnaries,^were man either did not go at all or only as a tool-using animal in comparatively small numbers. But now, in this machinery age, there is no place left where man cannot go with overwhelming forces at his command. He can strangle to death all the nobler wild life in the world today. To-morrow he certainly will have done so, unless he exercises foresight and self-control in the mean time. There is not the slightest doubt that birds and mammals are now being killed off much faster than they can breed. And it is always the largest and noblest forms of life that suffer most. The whales and elephants, lions and eagles, go. The rats and flies, and all mean parasites, remain. This is inevitable in certain cases. But it is wanton killing off that I am speaking of tonight. Civilized man begins by destroying the very forms of wild life he learns to appreciate most when he becomes still more civilized. The obvious remedy is to begin conservation at an earlier stage, when it is easier and better in every way, by enforcing laws for close seasons, game preserves, the selective protection of certain species, and sanctuaries.I have just defined a sanctuary as a place where man is passive and the rest of Nature active. But this general definition is too absolute for any special case. The mere fact that man has to protect a sanctuary does away with his purely passive attitude. Then, he can be beneficially active by destroying pests and parasites, like bot-flies or mosquitoes, and by finding antidotes for diseases like the epidemic which periodically"rills off tKeTabbits and
death. But,thus starves many of the where
carnivores experimentexcept in cases
intervention to be beneficial, the less he upsets the balance of Nature the better, even when he tries to be an earthly Providence.
Q l) The author implies that his first definition of a sanctuary isa) totally wrongb) somewhat idealistic
2 j The. .authors argument that destroying (bot-fliesmosquitoes \ would be a beneficial action_ \veakened by all of the following exceipt
s nave an important role to play in the regulation of populations 3 :^the elimination of any species can have unpredictable effects on the balance of naturethe pests themselves are part of the food chain t"" these Insects have been introduced to the area by human activities v '
" \yQ3) It can be inferred that the passage is_a) aart of an article in a scientific journal &Y extracted from the minutes of a nature clubc) part of a speech delivered to an educated audienced) a speech delivered in a court of law
Q4) The purpose of the final paragraph isa) to sum up the main points of the authors argumentb) to urge a solution to an increasingly pressing
problemc) to qualify the authors definition of an important
,termto propose a program
Read the following passage and answer the 4 (four) items that follow:Comparing designs in music with visual designs raises interesting questions. We are familiar with the easy transfers of terms denoting qualities from one field to another. The basic problem can be put this way: can music soun3\the way a Resign looks?! The elements ofCmurnusic are not the same asthose 01 painting. They may be analogous, but to be analogous is~hot to be identical. Is it possible, then, for thc^sarhe broad characteristics to emerge from different, perceptual conditions!Two facts about the relation between broad characteristics of a work and their perceptual conditions must be kept distinct. First, the global characteristics, of a visual or auditory complex are determined by the discernible parts and their relationships. Thus, any notable change in the parts or their relationships produces a change in some of the global characteristics. Second, a change m tne parts or their relationships may leayg_other global characteristics unchanged.
Q5) In the first__paragraph, the author is primarilyconcerned with establishing the fact_that a) comparisons are not equations
To deaThi But., I H A J s f ' auditory phenomena are not visual phenomena has proved' his c) frequently used comparisons are usually inaccurate Sa
d) careless perceptions result from careless thought
Q6S In the passage, the author is primarily concerned with 'a) distinguishing mutually exclusive categories
clarifying an apparent contradictionc) supporting new ideasd) analyzing a problem
Q7) Thd"second\>aragraph is primarily concerned with establishing the idea that'a) different global characteristics of a work result from
the same discernible partsb) the parts of a work of art influence the total
TOrTofSiErwqrkVisualNand ^ uditory^characteristics can be combined changes in the parts of a work remain isolated from the worlTas a whole
Q8) Which of the following statements is most likely_ a continuation of the passage?a) -The search foibiuad similarities thus begins by
understanding and distinguishing these two facts.'-b) The search for musical-visual analogies thus
depends on the complexity of the works being compared. _________________ - r
c) The search fo ^ music and arto^the highest quality thus depends sn very diitereht assumptions.
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d) Thusymusic and painting exist in mutually exclusive "worlds.
Read the following passage and answer the 5 (five) items that follow: ______Although the twentieth century saw tpe rise qf women as professional musicians, the majority of "composers and performers were, anc ^still are)mem\The music industry in the U.S. and BrttSn- overwhelmingly reflects the values of a patriarchal society; the success(or\ailure of a female artist is based largely on her physical appearance
-andgendered"peribrmahce style- Blues, rock, and pop began~as~genres dominated by~men, and thus included styles of dress, lyrics, and sound born of a male perspective. The history of these genres, then, is also a history of women seeking to locate their space within a predominately masculine musical environment.
Women are always judged, in part, on their image, and it is through the manipulation of this image that some women artists have been able to push the boundaries of gender identity. Women have been able to enter popular genres of music either by playing with the aesthetics-of masculinity, or by playing into a male expectation of femininity. Sexuality, therefore, is a tool women continue to use to shape and reshape their place within popular
Pushing boundaries is a balancing act, however, and a contradictory process. In order to gain access^to the world of popular music, a female artist must at once be
at the same~tirrre, leniOTT true to herself as a woman. A desire to be too much one of the guys can lead to identity problems-andr-aftiqiately to self-destruction. An artist's use oflrony^or parod^may run the risk of being mistaken for genuineness, causing heTTcThtrohjectified. Working withinthe limit