GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) English: Questions 1269 - 1270 of 1960

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Question 1269

Appeared in Year: 2017 (UGC)

Question

Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion(Ꭺ)

There is no unity or absolute source of the myth. (November Paper 3)

Reason(Ꭱ)

The focus or the source of the myth are always shadows and virtualities which are elusive, unactualizable, and nonexistent in the first place. Any search for the discursive unity in the myth is, therefore, misplaced.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

b.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

c.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

d.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

Question 1270

Appeared in Year: 2015 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

“To refer to symbols as ′ Lacanian symbols ′ , to dub self-doubt as ′ Lacanian self-doubt ′ , and to call reflections in a mirror ′ Lacanian reflections ′ is not to read the mind from a perspective informed by Lacan. Nor do parenthetical references to Barthes ′ hermeneutic code and Foucault ′ s analysis of sexual discourse constitute an interpretation necessarily different from that of traditional humanist criticism” .

The author of the passage is objecting to critics who ________. (December Paper III)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

stubbornly maintain a traditional notion of the role of criticism while refusing to acknowledge new theoretical developments.

b.

decoratively apply the names and terminology of recent critical theories without employing the methodology.

c.

attempt to reduce the study of literature to a hunt for coded messages and symbols.

d.

try to force a parallel between recent critical approaches and traditional humanist criticism.

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