# Recent questions tagged cat2021-set1

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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ Self- ... respectively are placed in front of the cuttlefish; the triangle-labelled drawer is opened after $50 \; \text{seconds}.$
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ ... while the latter had to develop a symbolic means of communication. the former had human subjects, while the latter had cuttlefish.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control ... exhibit sociability. Cuttlefish are equally fond of live grass shrimp and raw prawn. Cuttlefish cannot distinguish between geometrical shapes.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ ... of self-control. Cuttlefish exert self-control with the help of diversions. Cuttlefish exercise choice when it comes to food.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons' ... their significance to its survival. A futuristic society that perceives robots to be persons as well as robots because of their similarity to humans.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of ... . The example complicates the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in the sacred, establishing the porosity of the divine and the profane.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons ... a function of their usefulness to humans. Unlike modern societies equipped with mobile phones, the Classic Maya did not have any communicating objects.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons' ... in proximity to humans have a more clearly articulated personhood. They understood the stone implement and the incense burner in a purely human form.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot ... society without any laws to restrain one's individuality. Institutional surveillance of every individual to ensure his/her security and welfare.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We ... Security - Dystopia - Coercion. Utopia - Security - Homogeneity - Intentional community. Relentless transparency - Homogeneity - Utopia - Dystopia.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot avoid labour. We ... to see utopias as dystopias, with a change in perspective, because one person's utopia could be seen as another's dystopia.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot avoid ... the tradition of utopian literature has often shown societies in which it would be nearly impossible for anyone to be sinful or criminal.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed ... can be seen in the marketing of: ergonomically designed products. natural health supplements. travel to pristine destinations. sustainably farmed foods.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed history of ... in the government was marketed by a wide range of interest groups had an actual beneficial effect on social interaction and society in general
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed ... tea promotes congeniality and camaraderie tea drinking was sometimes promoted as a patriotic duty tea drinking has become a social ritual worldwide
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed history of ... in their labour the anti-alcohol lobby as a substitute for the consumption of liquor manufacturers who were pressing for duty-free imports
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Five jumbled up sentences, related to a topic, are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key in the number of the sentence as your answer: There is a dark side to academic research, ... . But a large section of researchers and scientists across the world are at the receiving end of nothing short of an academic publishing scam.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: In ... of the fish, and previously regarded as incapable of regeneration. However, their ability to regenerate crucially depends on the location of the injury.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: A ... why the scale of forest fires in the Amazon basin last year garnered headlines. This is because trees sequester carbon by absorbing carbon dioxide.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Developing countries are becoming hotbeds of business innovation in much the same way as Japan did from the ... domestically. Innovations in production and distribution are helping emerging economies compete with countries to which they once supplied cheap labour.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. McGurk and MacDonald $(1976)$ reported a powerful multisensory illusion occurring with audio-visual speech. They recorded a voice ... with auditory speech can result in the perception of an entirely different message: this illusion is known as the McGurk effect.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: The ... artistic and the aesthetic; the artistic refers to the text created by the author, and the aesthetic to the realization accomplished by the reader.
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Five jumbled up sentences, related to a topic, are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key in the number of the sentence as your answer: The legal status of resources mined in space ... disrespect for international law. At issue now is commercial activity, as private firms-rather than nation states-look to space for profit.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Foreign peacekeepers often exist in a bubble in the poor countries in which they are deployed; they live in posh ... duties would be more effectively performed by local residents given their better understanding, knowledge and rapport with their own communities.
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The horizontal bars in the above diagram represent $2020$ aggregate sales $\text{(in ₹ million)}$ of a company for the different subcategories of its products. The top four product subcategories (Bookcases, Chairs, Furnishings, Tables) belong to furniture product category; the bottom four product ... $2019$ from products in office supplies category is closest to $12.5$ $16.5$ $13.5$ $18.0$
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The horizontal bars in the above diagram represent $2020$ aggregate sales $\text{(in ₹ million)}$ of a company for the different subcategories of its products. The top four product subcategories (Bookcases, Chairs, Furnishings, Tables) belong to furniture product category; the bottom four product ... in furniture category from $2019$ to $2020$ is closest to $1 \%$ $25 \%$ $20 \%$ $8 \%$
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The horizontal bars in the above diagram represent $2020$ aggregate sales $\text{(in ₹ million)}$ of a company for the different subcategories of its products. The top four product subcategories (Bookcases, Chairs, Furnishings, Tables) belong to furniture product category; the bottom four ... $2019$ and registered an increase in sales in excess of $25 \%$ in $2020$?
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The horizontal bars in the above diagram represent $2020$ aggregate sales $\text{(in ₹ million)}$ of a company for the different subcategories of its products. The top four product subcategories (Bookcases, Chairs, Furnishings, Tables) belong ... is technology, furniture, office supply office supply, technology, furniture furniture, technology, office supply office supply, furniture, technology
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Ganga, Kaveri, and Narmada are three women who buy four raw materials (Mango, Apple, Banana and Milk) and sell five finished products (Mango smoothie, Apple smoothie, Banana smoothie, Mixed fruit smoothie and Fruit salad). $\text{Table-1}$ gives information about the raw materials required to produce ... sold in the first hour? Either $0$ or $1$ or $2$ Exactly $2$ Either $1$ or $2$ Exactly $1$
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Ganga, Kaveri, and Narmada are three women who buy four raw materials (Mango, Apple, Banana and Milk) and sell five finished products (Mango smoothie, Apple smoothie, Banana smoothie, Mixed fruit smoothie and Fruit salad). $\text{Table-1}$ gives information about ... apples. Ganga did not sell any leftover mangoes. Kaveri sold one unit of leftover mangoes. Narmada sold one unit of leftover milk.
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Ganga, Kaveri, and Narmada are three women who buy four raw materials (Mango, Apple, Banana and Milk) and sell five finished products (Mango smoothie, Apple smoothie, Banana smoothie, Mixed fruit smoothie and Fruit salad). $\text{Table-1}$ gives information about the raw materials required to ... units. Either $19$ or $20$ units. Either $18$ or $19$ units. Either $17$ or $18$ or $19$ units.
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Ganga, Kaveri, and Narmada are three women who buy four raw materials (Mango, Apple, Banana and Milk) and sell five finished products (Mango smoothie, Apple smoothie, Banana smoothie, Mixed fruit smoothie and Fruit salad). $\text{Table-1}$ gives information about ... leftover units of mangoes were sold during the last business hour of the day, how many apple smoothies were sold during the day?
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A journal plans to publish $18$ research papers, written by eight authors $\text{(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H)}$ in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of the research papers was written by exactly one of the eight authors. Five papers were scheduled in each of the ... and $\text{G},$ respectively ? $3, 1, 1, 3$ $1, 2, 2, 1$ $1, 2, 2, 3$ $1, 3, 3, 1$
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A journal plans to publish $18$ research papers, written by eight authors $\text{(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H)}$ in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of the research papers was written by exactly one of the eight ... paper scheduled in the July issue. $\text{C}$ and $\text{H}$ belonged to different areas. How many papers were written by Indian authors ?
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A journal plans to publish $18$ research papers, written by eight authors $\text{(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H)}$ in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of the research papers was written by exactly one ... authors from Logistics are. Every issue had at least one paper by author(s) from Automation area. Every issue had exactly two papers by Indian authors.
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A journal plans to publish $18$ research papers, written by eight authors $\text{(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H)}$ in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of the research papers was written by exactly one of ... one paper by an author from Manufacturing area in the April issue. There was exactly one paper by an author from Logistics area in the October issue.
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A journal plans to publish $18$ research papers, written by eight authors $\text{(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H)}$ in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of the research papers was written by exactly one of the eight authors. Five papers ... by authors from Automation, Manufacturing and Logistics areas, respectively ? $5, 6, 7$ $6, 7, 5$ $6, 5, 7$ $6, 6, 6$