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Which one of the Following best Explains the “additional complexity” that the Example of the Incense burner Illustrates Regarding personhood For the Classic Maya? - VARC | CAT

Reading Comprehension Which one of the following best explains the “additional complexity” that the example of the incense burner illustrates regarding personhood for the Classic Maya? (i) The example adds a new layer to the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in a third category that shares a similar relation with the previous two. (ii) The example provides an exception to the nonbinary understanding of personhood that the passage had hitherto established. (iii) The example adds a new layer to the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in a third category that shares a dissimilar relation with the previous two. (iv) The example complicates the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in the sacred, establishing the porosity of the divine and the profane. SOLUTION (i) The example adds a new layer to the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in a third category that shares a similar relation with the previous two. Reason Option 1 is

In which one of the following Scenarios would the Cuttlefish’s Behaviour demonstrate Self-control? (i) Asian shore crabs and raw prawns are simultaneously released while a live - Bzziii.com

Reading Comprehension In which one of the following scenarios would the cuttlefish’s behaviour demonstrate selfcontrol? (i) Asian shore crabs and raw prawns are simultaneously released while a live grass shrimp drawer labelled with a triangle is placed in front of the cuttlefish, to be opened after one minute. (ii) Raw prawns are released while a live grass shrimp drawer labelled with a square is placed in front of the cuttlefish. (iii) Live grass shrimp are released while two raw prawn drawers labelled with a circle and a triangle respectively are placed in front of the cuttlefish; the triangle-labelled drawer is opened after 50 seconds. (iv) Raw prawns are released while an Asian shore crab drawer labelled with a triangle is placed in front of the cuttlefish, to be opened after one minute. SOLUTION (i) Asian shore crabs and raw prawns are simultaneously released while a live grass shrimp drawer labelled with a triangle is placed in front of the cuttlefish, to be opened after o

Which one of the following cannot be inferred from Alexandra Schnell’s experiment? (i) Cuttlefish exercise choice when it comes to food - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension Which one of the following cannot be inferred from Alexandra Schnell’s experiment? (i) Cuttlefish exercise choice when it comes to food. (ii) Cuttlefish exert self-control with the help of diversions. (iii) Like human children, cuttlefish are capable of self-control. (iv) Intelligence in a species is impossible without sociability. SOLUTION (iv) Intelligence in a species is impossible without sociability. Reason Intelligence in a species is impossible without sociability is one of the following cannot be inferred from Alexandra Schnell’s experiment. 05 06 07 08 09 CAT 2021 VARC Question Papers Solution VARC DILR QA

All of the following Constitute a Point of Difference between the “original” and “modified” Versions of the Marshmallow test Except that: (i) The former was Performed Over a Longer Time - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension All of the following constitute a point of difference between the “original” and “modified” versions of the marshmallow test EXCEPT that: (i) The former was performed over a longer time span than the latter. (ii) The former correlated self-control and future success, while the latter correlated selfcontrol and survival advantages. (iii) The former had human subjects, while the latter had cuttlefish. (iv) The former used verbal communication with its subjects, while the latter had to develop a symbolic means of communication. SOLUTION (ii) The former correlated self-control and future success, while the latter correlated selfcontrol and survival advantages. Reason Option 1 is the "the former was done longer than the latter" difference, the time difference can be seen in the first paragraph. 3 There is a clear distinction that does not need to be explained. 4 is also a clear distinction. Thus, option 2 "the former correlated self-control and f

Which one of the following, if true, would best complement the passage’s findings? (i) Cuttlefish are equally fond of live grass shrimp and raw prawn.

Reading Comprehension Which one of the following, if true, would best complement the passage’s findings? (i) Cuttlefish are equally fond of live grass shrimp and raw prawn. (ii) Cuttlefish wait longer than 100 seconds for the shrimp drawer to open up. (iii) Cuttlefish live in big groups that exhibit sociability. (iv) Cuttlefish cannot distinguish between geometrical shapes. SOLUTION (iii) Cuttlefish live in big groups that exhibit sociability. Reason In this passage complement means to make something complete so as to improve its features or qualities. Option 1 will weaken the argument in the passage. 2 is just a factual stuff. Option 4 also weakens the argument of the passage because as per the experiment on the cuttlefish, they are able to distinguish between the geometrical shapes. 3 is the best choice because cuttlefish already have self-control, but lack in social skills or sociability. If they possess sociability, it would complement or complete their skill sets. So, the

All of the following Arguments are made in the Passage Except that (i) In More’s time, there was plenty and security, so people did not need restraints that could appear unreasonable - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension All of the following arguments are made in the passage EXCEPT that: (i) In More’s time, there was plenty and security, so people did not need restraints that could appear unreasonable. (ii) There have been thousands of communities where homogeneity and stability have been achieved through choice, rather than by force. (iii) In early modern utopianism, the stability of utopian societies was seen to be achieved only with individuals surrendering their sense of self. (iv) The tradition of utopian literature has often shown societies in which it would be nearly impossible for anyone to be sinful or criminal. SOLUTION (i) In More’s time, there was plenty and security, so people did not need restraints that could appear unreasonable. Reason According Option 2 This passage says just the opposite of what it says. In the first paragraph the author states, "In Morey's time...given the abundance and security on offer, such restrictions do not seem unreasona

Which Sequence of words below best Captures the Narrative of the Passage? (i) Relentless Transparency – Homogeneity – Utopia – Dystopia - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension Which sequence of words below best captures the narrative of the passage? (i) Relentless transparency – Homogeneity – Utopia – Dystopia. (ii) Utopia – Security – Dystopia – Coercion. (iii) Curtailment of privacy – Dystopia – Utopia – Intentional community. (iv) Utopia – Security – Homogeneity – Intentional community. SOLUTION (iv) Utopia – Security – Homogeneity – Intentional community. Reason The last paragraph discusses the "international community". This can be seen at the end of the last paragraph. The second last paragraph discusses "uniformity", which can be seen at the end of the second paragraph.So the Correct answer is Option D. 01 02 03 04 05 CAT 2021 VARC Question Papers Solution VARC DILR QA

Following from the passage, which one of the following may be seen as a characteristic of a utopian society? - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension Following from the passage, which one of the following may be seen as a characteristic of a utopian society? (i) The regulation of homogeneity through promoting competitive heterogeneity. (ii) A society where public power is earned through merit rather than through privilege. (iii) Institutional surveillance of every individual to ensure his/her security and welfare. (iv) A society without any laws to restrain one’s individuality. SOLUTION (iii) Institutional surveillance of every individual to ensure his/her security and welfare. Reason There is no mention of "competitive asymmetry" in the passage. Thus 1 leaves out. There is no mention of 2. 3 is true, as there is sufficient evidence for it in the first paragraph. 4 is the exact opposite of what utopian society wants. It seeks uniformity and uniformity, which will impose restrictions on one's personality. 01 02 03

All of the Following Statements Can be Inferred from the Passage Except that: (i) Utopian and Dystopian Societies are Twins, the Progeny of the Same Parents - Bzziii

Reading Comprehension All of the following statements can be inferred from the passage EXCEPT that: (i) Utopian and dystopian societies are twins, the progeny of the same parents. (ii) Utopian societies exist in a long tradition of literature dealing with imaginary people practicing imaginary customs, in imaginary worlds. (iii) Many conceptions of utopian societies emphasise the importance of social uniformity and cultural homogeneity. (iv) It is possible to see utopias as dystopias, with a change in perspective, because one person’s utopia could be seen as another’s dystopia. SOLUTION (i) Utopian and dystopian societies are twins, the progeny of the same parents. Reason The author begins by saying that "utopia and dystopia apparently share a lot in common .... in fact, they may be twins ...". He continued, "Yet we must not mistake this argument..." From this we can say that 1 is definitely wrong, and cannot be inferred. You can think of the proof of option

CAT 2021 VARC Slot 1 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key | Bzziii.Com

Instruction for questions 01-04 05-08 09-12 13-16 CAT 2021 Slot 1 VARC Section   Instruction for questions 1 to 4: Direction for Reading Comprehension: The passages given here are followed by some questions that have four answer choices; read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plainclothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot avoid labour. We all go to bed at the same time . . . We have religious freedom, but we cannot deny that the soul dies with the body, since ‘but for the fear of punishment, they would have nothing but contempt for the laws and customs of society'. . . . In More’s time, for much of the population, given the plenty and security on offer, such restraints would not have seemed overly unreasonable. For modern readers, however, Utopia appears to rely upon relentless transparency, the repression of

Journalise the following transaction in the Book of M/s Beauti traders. Also post them in the ledger.Started business with cash Rs.2,00,000 - Bzziii

Journalise the following transaction in the Book of M/s Beauti traders. Also post them in the ledger. Dec. 2017   ₹ 1. Started business with cash 2,00,000 2. Bought office furniture 30,000 3. Paid into bank to open an current account 1,00,000 5. Purchased a computer and paid by cheque 2,50,000 6. Bought goods on credit from Ritika 60,000 8. Cash sales 30,000 9. Sold goods to Karishna on credit 25,000 12. Cash paid to Mansi on account 30,000 14. Goods returned to Ritika 2,000 15 Stationery purchased for cash 3,000 16. Paid wages 1,000 18. Goods returned by Karishna 2,000 20. Cheque given to Ritika 28,000 22. Cash received from Karishna on account 15,000 24. Insurance premium paid by cheque 4,000 26. Cheque received from Karishna 8,000 28. Rent paid by cheque 3,000 29. Purchased goods on credit from Meena Traders 20,000 30. Cash sales 14,000 SOLUTION In the Books of M/s Beauti traders Journal Date Particulars L.F. Debit Amount (Rs .) Credit Amount (Rs .) Dec.01 Cash A/c  Dr.   2,00