GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 774 - 776 of 1960

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Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me” . In America, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male, young, heterosexual, Christian, and financially secure. It is with this mythical norm that the trappings of power reside within the society. Those of us who stand outside that power often identify one way in which we are different, and we assume that to be the primary cause of all oppression, forgetting other distortions around difference, some of which we ourselves may be practising. By and large within the women՚s movement today, white women focus upon their oppression as women and ignore differences of race, sexual preference, class, and age. There is a pretense to a homogeneity of experience covered by the word sisterhood that does not infact exist. (Audre Lorde) (December Paper 3)

Question 774 (2 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Why is the author dismissive about ‘sisterhood’ ?

1. Because it is italicised.

2. Because it does not exist in principle.

3. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are alike.

4. Because it assumes that all ‘sisters’ are unique.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

2 is correct

b.

4 is correct

c.

1 is correct

d.

3 is correct

Question 775 (3 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Does the author absolve all women from the ‘distortions around difference’ ?

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. Not sure.

4. Yes, in a qualified manner though.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

4 is correct

b.

3 is correct

c.

1 is correct

d.

2 is correct

Question 776 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

A mythical norm is endemic to societies:

1. Where racial myths are prevalent and widely respected and perpetuated through utterances that establish ‘we’ and ‘they’ groups.

2. Where the superiority of one՚s own culture and nation no longer emphasized openly or straightforwardly.

3. Where ‘difference’ has been a preoccupation in the representation of people who are racially, ethnically, and in terms of gender and sexual preference different from an assumed majority.

4. That believes that the norm is part of their right to defend the ways of life enjoyed by a dominant group, their traditions and customs against outsiders – not because these outsiders are inferior, but because they belong to other cultures.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

1 and 4 are correct.

b.

2 and 3 are correct.

c.

Only 4 is correct.

d.

None of the above

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