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CAT VARC Practice Set 4 (Quiz Of The Day )

CAT VARC PRACTICE

This quiz from past CAT papers contains 8 RC questions and 2 para jumbles. The questions are of moderate difficulty and the optimum time to complete the quiz is 15 minutes.

Solution 1: Guides may or may not be available and rules need not be read by families. The author nowhere states that the straddlers miss the ‘mom and pop orthodoxy’ although their job is different. Straddlers are thrown into a system which is foreign to them- “In Corporate America, where the rules are based on notions foreign to working-class people, a Straddler can get lost”. They grow up in a different environment and work in an entirely different one. Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
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What does the author's statement, "My father wasn't interested in Thucydides, and I wasn't up on arches," illustrate?

Breakdown of family relationships is too farfetched and also the part of professional arrogance . Organic cultural capital goes out of scope where this question is concerned. The author is interested in pointing out the differences which cropped up due to education. The difference, as aptly indicated by option 3 is evolving social transformation. The child cannot relate to the parent where the environment is the same because the socially he has evolved due to education. Hence, the correct answer is option 3.
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Which of the following statements about Straddlers does the passage NOT support explicitly?

Paragraph 2 states- ‘Limbo folk may prefer brie to Kraft slices …’ which indicates difference in food habits . ‘They might not be in church on Sunday. ’ sentence indicates that the children may not keep up with some central religious practices . In paragraph 1, option 3 is talkwd about. Only option 4 has not been stated directly in the passage. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
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According to the passage, which of the following statements about 'cultural capital' is NOT true?

The author shows through various examples how dinner table talks revolve around the environment of their parents, corporate, doctors etc. Therefore, children have known that environment since the beginning and are comfortable with the intellectual and social part of it. This will eliminate both options 1 and 2. Enlightenment happens because of the kind of environment and upbringing. So, we can rule out option 3 as well. Straddlers are not exposed to this kind of environment as they hail from blue-collar families. Therefore, option 4 is false. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
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According to the passage, the patterns of socialization of working-class children make them most suited for jobs that require

The author points out in the fifth paragraph that “Resolving conflicts head-on and speaking your mind doesn't always work, no matter how educated the Straddler is”. That indicates that option 1 is incorrect. Options 3 and 4 have not been talked about in the passage. In the final paragraph, the author states, “Children of the working-class are brought up in a home in which conformity; ……….. a good factory worker”. That is, they comply with the orders and that is given in option 2. Hence, the correct answer is option 2.
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: The sentences… the art wield their creative power not so much in width as in depth. They do not create new experience, but deepen and purify the old. Their works do not differ from one another like a new horizon from a new horizon tells us that the works of art do not differ in their ‘width’ and ’depth’ ‘life’ and its ‘interpretation’ , but they are merely different interpretations of the ‘old’ experience as one painting of Madonna differs from another version. This eliminates options 3 and 4. The consequence of artistic license is not discussed in the passage so this eliminates option 1. Hence, the correct answer is option 2.
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The sea and ‘other creation’ leads Rilke to :

Rilke’s conclusion is almost verbatim repeated in option 1. “I don’t know why and how,’ is Rilke’s conclusion, ‘but suddenly I understood the situation of the poet, his place and function in this age.” These are the concluding words of Rilke from the passage after the example of the ‘sea’ and ‘the other creation’ mentioned in the question. Option 2 is mundane and quotes the example itself and not its purpose. Option 3 is abstract here and an ‘aimlessness’ cannot be attributed either to the oarsmen or the singer. Option 4 ‘understands the elements are not the purpose of either the oarsmen or the singer. Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
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According to the passage, the term “adventurers of experience” refers to:

Adventurers of experience set out as though in lifeboats to rescue and bring back to the shore treasures of knowing and feeling which the old order had left floating on the high seas. The work of the early Renaissance and the poetry of Shakespeare vibrate with the compassion for live experience in danger of dying from exposure and neglect. In this compassion was the creative genius of the age.” Renaissance artists are cited as examples of ‘adventurers of experience’. These words make option 4 right. As a result, option 3 is eliminated as being merely an example. Driven by courage create their own genre are partial and not the intended meaning of the writer. This eliminates options 1 and 2. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
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cat varc practice 7
54 will be a mandatory pair. The earlier power of the ‘editors’ in 4 is referred to as ‘mighty fountain pens’ in 5 .Again, ‘first’ in 5 has to be followed by ‘then’ in 4 to point out a sequence of events. Between sentences 1 and 3 as introductory sentences, A will be more suitable. Sentence 3 will follow 2, Therefore, 23 is another mandatory pair. 2 follows 54. It continues with the time sequence – first 5 followed by 4 and 2 Therefore, we get AEDBC. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
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Sentence 1 says that the celebrations may be premature. Therefore 3 cannot follow 1. If the celebrations are premature, then the favourable hasn’t taken place or is yet to take place. 35 can’t be a pair. 53 is a mandatory pair. In sentence 5, ‘euphoria grips the US capital’. Washington is mentioned and hence, 3 should follow 5. Sentence 4 will come before 1. 4 follows 2. And sentence 1 concludes it by putting across that ‘these’ celebrations are premature. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
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VARC 4
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!
Keep up the hard work!

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