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Q1. Ideas do not exist in a vacuum. They inhabit a social setting. Let us call that the matrix within which an idea, a concept or kind, is formed. “Matrix” is no more perfect for my purpose than the word “idea.” It derives from the word for “womb,” but it has acquired a lot of other senses–in advanced algebra, for example. The matrix in which the idea of the woman refugee is formed is a complex of institutions, advocates, newspaper articles, lawyers, court decisions, immigration proceedings. Not to mention the material infrastructure, barriers, passports, uniforms, counters at airports, detention centers, courthouses, holiday camps for refugee children. (Source: Ian Hacking 1999, The Social Construction of What?)

For the author of this passage, the term “matrix” mainly refers to:

  • 1. A womb-like entity that gives birth to institutions.
  • 2. The figure of the woman refugee in the contemporary world.
  • 3. The field of matrix algebra and linear analysis.
  • 4. The social context within which ideas take shape.

Q2. So this is the main function and the main concern of imperialism: to increase ‘greatly’ the number of workers, either by immigration from the colonies or in their own country! And this, despite the fact that anyone who is in full possession of his senses is aware, on the contrary, of the continual presence of a complete, consolidated industrial reserve army of the proletariat and unemployment in the home countries of imperialist capital, in the old capitalist countries, whilst in the colonies capital is always complaining about labour shortage! (Source: Rosa Luxemburg & Nikolai Bukharin 1972, Imperialism and accumulation of capital)

From this passage, we can infer that:

  • 1. Immigration occurs in order to increase the reserve army of labor in imperialist centers
  • 2. Immigration occurs because of the need to increase the reserve army of labor in the colonies
  • 3. Immigration occurs because of shortage of labour in imperialist centers
  • 4. Immigration occurs because workers need more employment

Q3. Magic relieves the tension and the ‘unstable equilibrium’ created by anxieties and the feeling of impotence, placing man once more into harmony with life. This is a pragmatic and explicitly utilitarian theory of magic. The whole truth of magic, for those who practice it, is a ‘pragmatic truth’; and the student of magic must admit that ‘it is useful’ in that it ‘raises the efficiency’ of the believer. Indeed, without magic, primitive man ‘would not have mastered the practical difficulties’ of life nor ‘advanced to the higher stages of culture’. So that magic is necessary step in human survival and evolution. (Source: Raymond Firth 1957, Man and Culture)

  • 1. Magic is a pragmatic solution for impotent men.
  • 2. If humans were pragmatic or utilitarian, they would not need magic.
  • 3. Human beings could not have survived or evolved without magic.
  • 4. Life without magic is a life without tensions.

Q4. It is a common observation that the heroes and villains of superhero comics are archetypes. However… they represent more than merely ‘good’ and ‘evil.’ …[T]he disfigured villains of comics have something profound to say about criminality, justice and political legitimacy…. our aesthetic expectations of criminality have been shaped by a conception of justice based primarily upon vengeance, and by the remnants of a political philosophy that regarded crime not as the infringement of a social contract, but as a personal affront to the sovereign, who reaffirmed his legitimacy by avenging himself upon the criminal. (Source: Jack Fennell 2012, ‘The Aesthetics of SuperVillainy’)

The above passage argues that super hero comics say something important about criminality because:

  • 1. Comics present limited archetypes of good and evil.
  • 2. Comics are unique in how they aestheticize crime and criminality.
  • 3. Comics show how vestiges of vengeance are still part of our notion of justice.
  • 4. Crime is not an infringement of the social contract.

Q5. An intrinsic relation between two things A and B is such that the relation belongs to the definitions or basic constitutions of A and B, so that without the relation, A and B are no longer the same things. (Source: Arne Naess 1973, ‘The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement’)

According to the passage above, if A and B are in an intrinsic relation we can infer that:

I. A and B cannot exist without each other
II. A and B cannot be defined separately
III. A and B are transformed by the relation
IV. A and B are constituted only by their relation to each other

Which of the above inferences are correct?

  • 1. I and III
  • 2. All of these
  • 3. II and IV
  • 4. I, III and IV

Q6. In India, the courts face quite as many problems in ascertaining religion in general and a great deal more in the way of fixing particular religious identities. This is because the Indian Constitution and legal system embody a different relation of law to religion. Indian law permits application of different bodies of family law on religious lines, permits public laws, like those of religious trusts, to be differentiated according to religion, and permits protective or compensatory discrimination in favour of disadvantaged groups, which may sometimes be determined in part by religion. The penal law in India is extraordinarily solicitous of religious sensibilities and undertakes to protect them from offence. The electoral law attempts to abolish religious appeals in campaigning. In all these areas courts must determine the nature and boundaries of a particular religion. (Source: Marc Galanter 1998, ‘Hinduism, Secularism, and the Indian Judiciary’)

From the above passage we can infer that:

  • 1. Indian family law combines different religious traditions into a uniform code.
  • 2. Religion is implicated in both civil and criminal law in India.
  • 3. The legal system in India is essentially based on religion.
  • 4. The legal system in India ignores religious sentiments.

Q7. When I began the research for this project, I had only the sketch of a plan. I began with support groups in southern California and was led to psychiatry, neuroscience, the pharmaceutical industry, and the rest out of my interest in following up on what people living under the description of manic depression were experiencing. I thought of these excursions as “expeditions” into large-scale organizations whose activities I could only sample in the most modest way. The description that follows has the coherence of something written after the fact. (Source: Emily Martin 2007, Bipolar Expeditions)

From the above passage, we can infer that the author’s research focusses on:

  • 1. Producing a coherent account after considering all the facts.
  • 2. Sample surveys of large-scale organizations.
  • 3. The experiences of people having manic depression.
  • 4. The fields of psychiatry, neuroscience and pharmaceuticals.

Q8. By definition, in all societies, income inequality is the result of adding up these two components: inequality of income from labor and inequality of income from capital. The more unequally distributed each of these two components is, the greater the total inequality. In the abstract, it is perfectly possible to imagine a society in which inequality with respect to labor is high and inequality with respect to capital is low, or vice versa, as well as a society in which both components are highly unequal or highly egalitarian. The third decisive factor is the relation between these two dimensions of inequality: to what extent do individuals with high income from labor also enjoy high income from capital? Technically speaking, this relation is a statistical correlation, and the greater the correlation, the greater the total inequality, all other things being equal. (Source: Thomas Piketty 2015, Capital in the Twenty-First Century)

The least unequal society according to the above passage is likely to be one in which:

  • 1. There is a low correlation between inequality of income from labour and from capital.
  • 2. inequality of income from capital is low
  • 3. inequality of income from both capital and labour is low
  • 4. inequality of income from labour is high

Q9. After all, rules – what we get by interpreting precedents and statutes and precedents – must be applied to facts; but facts of a case do not come with their own descriptions, and must be characterized in terms of their legal import. (Source: Brian Leiter 1996, ‘Legal Realism’)

Some statements based on the above passage:

I. Facts of a case are more fundamental than rules
II. Facts of a case are determined by applying rules
III. Facts of a case need to be described in legal terms
IV. Facts of a case are got by interpreting precedents

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • 1. Only III
  • 2. All of these
  • 3. II and III
  • 4. I, II and III

Q10. In an examination, 80% candidates passed in Paper 1 and 85% candidates passed in Paper II. 76% candidates passed in both papers. What is the maximum percentage of candidates who could have failed in both papers?

  • 1. 11
  • 2. 15
  • 3. 20
  • 4. 24

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