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Question number: 25

» Analytical Ability » Blood Relations

Appeared in Year: 2013

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A man pointing to a lady said, “The son of her only brother is the brother of my wife, ” The lady is related to the man as (December)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Grand mother

b.

Mother-in-law

c.

Sister of Father-in-law

d.

Mother’s sister

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The literary distaste for politics, however, seems to be focused not so much on the largely murky practice of politics in itself as a subject of literary representation but rather more on how it is often depicted in literature, i. e. , on the very politics of such representation. A political novel often turns out to be not merely a novel about politics but a novel with a politics of its own, for it seeks not merely to show us how things are but has fairly definite ideas about how things should be, and precisely what one should think and do in order to make things move in that desired direction. In short, it seeks to convert and enlist the reader to a particular cause or ideology; it often is (in an only too familiar phrase) not literature but propaganda. This is said to violate the very spirit of literature which is to broaden our understanding of the world and the range of our sympathies rather than to narrow them down through partisan commitment. As John Keats said, ‘We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us’.

Another reason why politics does not seem amenable to the highest kind of literary representation seems to arise from the fact that politics by its very nature is constituted of ideas and ideologies. If political situations do not lend themselves to happy literary treatment, political ideas present perhaps an even greater problem in this regard. Literature, it is argued, is about human experiences rather than about intellectual abstractions; it deals in what is called the ‘felt reality’ of human flesh and blood, and in sap and savour (rasa) rather than in and lifeless ideas. In an extensive discussion of the matter in her book Ideas and the Novel, the American novelist Mary McCarthy observed that ‘ideas are still today felt to be unsightly in the novel’ though that was not so in ‘former days’, i. e. , in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her formulation of the precise nature of the incompatibility between ideas on the one hand and the novel on the other betrays perhaps a divided conscience in the matter and a sense of dilemma shared by many writers and readers: ‘An idea cannot have loose ends, but a novel, I almost think, needs them. Nevertheless, there is enough in common for the novelists to feel… the attraction of ideas while taking up arms against them most often with weapons of mockery. ’

Question number: 26 (1 of 1 Based on Passage) Show Passage

» Analytical Ability » Arrangement of Single Attribute

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Namita and Samita are brilliant and studious. Anita and Karabi are obedient and irregular. Babita and Namita are irregular but brilliant. Samita and Kabita are regular and obedient. Who among them is/are brilliant, obedient, regular and studious? (December)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Anita alone

b.

Namita and Samita

c.

Samita alone

d.

Kabita alone

Question number: 27

» Analytical Ability » Blood Relations

Appeared in Year: 2015

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A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is related to girl as: (June)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Brother

b.

Nephew

c.

Uncle

d.

Son

Question number: 28

» Analytical Ability » Directions

Appeared in Year: 2015

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One day Prakash left home and walked 10km towards south, turned right and walked 5km, turned right and walked 10km and turned left and walked 10km. How many km will he have to walk to reach his home straight? (June)

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

20

b.

15

c.

30

d.

10

Question number: 29

» Analytical Ability » Directions

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Mira moved a distance of 75 meters towards the north. She then turned to the left and walked for about 25 meters, turned left again and walked 80 meters. Finally, she turned to the right at an angle of 45 degree. In which direction was she moving finally?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

South

b.

North

c.

South-west

d.

North-west

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