CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 24

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Direction: If anything, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has taught us to rethink our lifestyles and question our need to travel to work every day. After all, in the age of internet, zoom meetings and webinars can be virtually conducted and physical distancing is possible. A large nature of work in cities is of tertiary nature, a major part of which can be done from home. This can affect the way office՚s function and reduce the need for all employees to be physically present every day. Information Technology companies are already contemplating a move of making many of its employees work from home and make this a new normal. If more firms follow suit, the need for huge office buildings and central business districts would change. Apartments cannot get bigger at the same rate, and people may not have the space or atmosphere to work from home. This would mean that more people would opt for co-working spaces close to their homes. This could be a game changer, for it would provide the cities to better distribute their activities throughout the spaces and rid themselves of the idea of zoning. Only a handful of professionals are allowed to function from residential zones, including doctors, lawyers, architects, etc. This needs serious rethinking. Many more professions of similar nature that do not disturb surrounding residence and have no requirements of special services should be added to the list. This new work culture would bring associated demand for food joints, cafés, stationary shops, etc.

[Excerpt from “Down to Earth” Magazine, Blog authored by Sugeet Grover, August 17,2020]

Question 121

Which of the following is the main idea behind the passage?

A. Work from home is the new normal.

B. Work from home will result in shutting down of big buildings.

C. Work from home culture will result in systematization of City planning and development.

D. More professionals should be included in the work from home list.

Question 122

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage above?

A. The work from home culture is a no-chaos culture.

B. There is lack of distribution of activities in the work from home scenario.

C. The routine culture as opposed to work from home does not benefit the society in any way.

D. All of the above.

Question 123

Which of the following can be associated benefits of the new culture?

A. It will save commute time.

B. The city՚s land can be used more efficiently

C. Better distribution of activities would be associated with safer streets and public spaces as they would not go unused and hence, have less likelihood of being used for unlawful activities.

D. All of the above.

Question 124

Consider the following statement: Work from home culture is a sustainable method of business and should be extended to all professions. Which of the following weakens the Author՚s argument?

A. Not every type of profession fits in the work from home culture as different professions have different requirements and need different environmental and work space settings.

B. Work from home impacts a person՚s mental health.

C. Both A and B

D. Neither A nor B

Question 125

Which of the following weakens the author՚s argument that Work from home culture will enable better city planning?

A. Development of Co-working spaces will further create chaos in terms of land planning.

B. City planning is not only about reducing spaces.

C. Work from home will also reduce the flow of money in the economy.

D. All of the above.

Question 126

Direction: Following is an array of questions to test your reasoning ability in different situations. Answer each of them according to the question asked in each of them respectively:

If highways were restricted to cars and only those trucks with capacity of less than 8 tons, most of the truck traffic would be forced to run outside highways. Such a reduction in the amount of truck traffic would reduce the risk of collisions on highways. The conclusion drawn in the first sentence depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. The roads outside highway would be as convenient as highway for most drivers of trucks.

B. Most of the roads outside highways are not ready to handle truck traffic.

C. Most trucks that are currently running in highway have a capacity of more than 8 tons.

D. Cars are at greater risk of being involved in collisions than are trucks.

Question 127

Direction: Following is an array of questions to test your reasoning ability in different situations. Answer each of them according to the question asked in each of them respectively:

Read the debate between Harry and Potter and identify the main issue?

Harry: Within democracies, voters are entitled to know the down-side to a candidate and the other side is obviously well placed to voice it. To stifle one՚s ability to voice negative things about a candidate would be to obstruct democracy and limit free speech.

Potter: Negative advertisements produce the politics of the personal, since an easiest advert is an attack-advert which focuses on the personality or personal qualities of one՚s opponent. A negative advertisement is one that focuses upon a rival product, in this case, a rival election candidate or party in order to point its flaws and to persuade the public to not vote for it.

A. Whether negative advertisement strengthens democratic governance?

B. Whether the practice of negative advertisements is good for democracy and politics?

C. Whether negative advertising needs to be banned?

D. Whether negative advertising produces the politics of the personal?

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