CAT Model Paper 1 Questions and Answers with Detailed Explanations (Official Sample Questions-Most Important for 2020-2021) Part 6

Glide to success with Doorsteptutor material for CTET/Paper-1 : get questions, notes, tests, video lectures and more- for all subjects of CTET/Paper-1.

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 113K)

Start Passage

49. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow based on the information given in the passage.

Historians sometimes forget that history is continually being made and experienced before it is studied, interpreted, and read. These latter activities have their own history, of course, which may impinge in unexpected ways on public events. It is difficult to predict wher “new pasts” will overturn establidshed historical interpretations and change the course of history.

In the fall of 1954, for example, C.Vann Woodward delivered a lecture series at the University of Virginia which challenged the prevailing dogma concerning the history, continuity, and uniformity of racial segregation in the South, He argued that the jim crowlaws of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, not only codified traditional practice but also were a determined effort to effort to erase the considerable progress made by black people during and after Reconstruction in the 1870’s. This revisionist view of jim Crow legislation grew in Part from the research that woodward had done for the NAACP legal campaign during its preparation for Brown. Board of Education. The Supreme Court had issuec its ruling in this epochal desegregation case a few months before woodward’s lectures.

The lectures were soon published as a book, the Strange Career of jim Crow. Ten years later, in a preface to the second revised edition, Woodward confessed with ironic modesty that the first edition “had begun to suffer under some of the second revised expected in a history of the American Revolution published in 1776. “That was a bit like hearing thomas paine apologize for the timing of his pamphlet Common Sense, which had a comparable impact. Although Common Sense also had a mass readership, Paine had intended to reach and inspire: he was not a historian, and thus not concerned with accuracy or the daners of historical anachronism, Yet, like paine, Woodward had an unerring sense of the revolution ary moment, and of how historical evidence could undermine the mythological tradition that was crushing the dreams of new social possibilities. Martin Luther king, jr, testified to the profound effect of the StrangeCareer of jim Crow on the civil rights movement by praising the book and quoting it frequently.

Question:

The “new pasts” mentioned in line 6 can best be described as the

(A) Occurrence of events extremely similar to past events

(B) History of the activities of studying, interpreting, and reading new historical writing

(C) Change in people’s understanding of the past due to more recent historical writing

(D) Overturing of established historical interpretations by poltically motivated politicians

Answer: C

Group Question:

Question:

Which of the following best describes the new idea expressed by C. Vann Woodward in his University of Virginia lectures in 1954?

(A) Southem racial segregation was continuous and uniform

(B) Jim Crow legislation was conventional in nature.

(C) Jim Crow laws did not go as far in codifying traditional practice as they might have.

(D) Jim Crow laws did much more than merely reinforce a tradition of segregation.

Answer: D

Solution:

The second paragraph very clearly states that the Jim Crowlaws of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, not only codified traditional practice but also were a determined effoet to erase the considerable progress made by Black people during and after Reconstruction in the 1870’s Thus it is evident that Jim Crows laws did much more than merely reinforce a tradition of segregation.

Thus, answer option (d) is the correct answer choice.

50. Group Question

Question:

Which of the following is the best example of writing that is likely to be subject to the kinds of “handicaps” referred to in line 27?

(A) A history of an auto manufacturing plant written by an employee during an auto-buying boom

(B) A critique of a statewide school-desegregation plan written by an elementary school teacher in that state

(C) A newspaper article assessing the historical importance of a United States President written shortly after the President has taken office

(D) A scientific paper describing the benefits the benefits of a certain surgical technique written by the surgeon who developed the technique

Answer: C

Solution:

In the last paragraphit is mentioned that Woodward confessed with ironic modesty that the first edition “had begun to suffer under some of the handicaps that might be expected in a history of the American Revolution which commenced in 1775, it would be too immature and incomplete to write its history in 1776 when it is still prevailing Similar would ne the situation if a newspaper article assessing the historical importance of a United States President is written shortly after the President has taken office and is still in charge. Thus, it is evident that answer

Option(C) is the correct answer choice.

51. Group Question

Question:

The passage suggests that C. Vann Woodward and Thomas Paine were similar in all of the following ways EXCEPT:

(A) Both had works published in the midst of important historical events.

(B) Both Wrote works that enjoyed widespread popularity.

(C) Both exhibited an understanding of the relevance of historical evidence to contemporary issues.

(D) Both were able to set aside worries about historical anachonism in oeder to reach and inspire.

Answer: D

Solution:

The author clearly states in the last paragraph that Paine was not exactly similar to Woodward as he was not a historian, and thus not concerned with accuracy or the dangers of historical anachronism. This implies that Woodward, being a historian could not set aside worries about historical anachonism in order to reach and inspire thus making answer.

Option (d) the correct answer choice.

End Passage

52. Directions: Fill in the appropriate words in the two statements given below:

Statement 1: The captain of the Cricket team, as well as his teammates,________(is/are) overjoyed with the victory.

Statement 2: Neither he nor I ___________(is/am) going to play today.

(A) Is/is

(B) Are/is

(C) Are/am

(D) Is/am

Answer: D

Solution:

We should not get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement, Connectives, Phrases such as combined with, coupled with, accompanied by, added to, along with, together with, and as well as, do not change the number of the subject. These phrases are usually set off with commas. Furthermore, when ‘I’ is one of the subjects connected by neither/nor, we should put it second and follow it with the siggular verb ‘am’.

53. Directions: For the word mentioned below, a conextual usage is provided Pick the word from the altematives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

FATUOUS: He is far too sensible to have done a fatuous thing like this.

(A) Stupid

(B) Intellingent

(C) Inane

(D) Foolish

Answer: B

Solution:

The word ‘fatuous’ refers to something stupid, silly or lacking in seriousness. Sincen we have to pick up an altemative that is most inappropriate in the given context, we need to choose an option that’s opposite in meaning to the word ‘Fatuous’.

Thus, answer option(b) stands out as the correct answer choice.

Developed by: