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CLAT Mini Mock Series by iQuanta: 19th June 2024

iQuanta has launched a Mini Mock Series covering all the sections of the CLAT exam, these questions have been handpicked by our faculty based on the latest CLAT exam pattern.

1. Attempt all the questions.
2. Once you have completed all the questions of a particular section click on the submit button for scores and explanations then move to the next sections.
3. For each correct answer, you receive 1 mark. For this mock, there is no negative marking.

English Language

Directions: Read the passage and answer the following question.

For many women, including myself, “wife” can feel like a loaded word. It carries a history. If you grew up in the 1960s and 1970s as I did, wives seemed to be a genus of white women who lived inside television sitcoms—cheery, coiffed, corseted. They stayed at home, fussed over the children, and had dinner ready on the stove. They sometimes got into the sherry or flirted with the vacuum-cleaner salesman, but the excitement seemed to end there. The irony, of course, was that I used to watch those shows in our living room on Euclid Avenue while my own stay-at-home mom fixed dinner without complaint and my own clean-cut dad recovered from a day at work. My parents’ arrangement was as traditional as anything we saw on TV.
Personally, as a kid, I preferred The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which I absorbed with fascination. Mary had a job, a snappy wardrobe, and really great hair. She was independent and funny, and unlike those of the other ladies on TV, her problems were interesting. She had conversations that weren’t about children or homemaking. She didn’t let Lou Grant boss her around, and she wasn’t fixated on finding a husband. She was youthful and at the same time grown-up. If you were a girl with a brain and a dawning sense that you wanted to grow into something more than a wife, Mary Tyler Moore was your goddess.
And here I was now, twenty-nine years old, sitting in the very same apartment where I’d watched all that TV and consumed all those meals dished up by the patient and selfless Marian Robinson. I had so much—an education, a healthy sense of self, a deep arsenal of ambition—and I was wise enough to credit my mother, in particular, with instilling it in me. She’d taught me how to read before I started kindergarten, helping me sound out words as I sat curled like a kitten in her lap, studying a library copy of Dick and Jane. She’d cooked for us with care, putting broccoli and Brussels sprouts on our plates and requiring that we eat them. The point was, she’d given diligently and she’d given everything.
My considerable blessings in life were now causing a kind of psychic whiplash. I’d been raised to be confident and see no limits, to believe I could go after and get absolutely anything I wanted. And I wanted everything. I wanted to live with the hat-tossing, independent-career-woman zest of Mary Tyler Moore, and at the same time I gravitated toward the stabilizing, self-sacrificing, seemingly bland normalcy of being a wife and mother.
[Excerpted from Penguin Random House from Becoming, The Memoir by Michelle Obama]

CLAT MMS English 19th June 2024-Master

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

A court in a country recently revoked biosafety permits for commercial propagation of genetically modified golden rice and Bt eggplant. The decision is circulating in the international media, as proponents of GM crops have claimed the decision may have disastrous consequences for children with vitamin deficiency, ignoring the safety violations noted by the court.

Golden rice, so named because of its rich yellow colour, was genetically engineered to contain higher levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains while also producing beta-carotene, a precursor to that particular vitamin. In 2021, the this nation became the first country to approve commercial production of the rice variety. However, non-profit organisations such as Greenpeace and local farmers protested the decision.

CLAT MMS GK 19th June 2024

The definition of ‘abetment’ under Section 107 of the IPC requires a person to abet the commission of an offence. This abetment may occur in any of the three methods that the provision prescribes.

The Section says that abetment basically takes place when a person abets the doing of a thing by

• instigating a person to do that thing

• engaging with another person (or persons) in a conspiracy to do that thing

• intentionally aiding a person to do that thing

When any of these requirements exists, the offence of abetment is complete. Sometimes a person may commit more than one of these three circumstances in a single offence.

Abetment by Conspiracy:

‘Conspiracy’ basically means an agreement between two or more persons to commit an unlawful act. Merely intending to commit an offence is not sufficient for this purpose. Thus, the conspirators must actively agree and prepare themselves to commit that offence. It becomes a conspiracy. ‘Instigation’ basically means suggesting, encouraging or inciting a person to do or abstain from doing something. Instigation may take place either directly or indirectly, by written or oral words, or even by gestures and hints. The instigation must be sufficient to actively encourage a person to commit an offence. It should not be mere advice or a simple suggestion. The instigator need not even possess mens rea (a guilty intention to commit the crime). Furthermore, the act which the conspirators conspire to commit itself must be illegal or punishable. For example, in dowry death cases, the in-laws of the victim are often guilty of abetment by conspiracy. They may do so by constantly taunting, torturing or instigating the victim. Even suicides may take place in this manner through abetment by conspiracy.

Abetment by Aiding:

The third manner in which abetment may take place is by intentionally aiding the offender in committing that offence. This generally happens when the abettor facilitates the crime or helps in committing it. The intention to aid the offender is very important. Explanation of this Section throws some lights on what instigation may mean in this context. It says that instigation may generally happen even by wilful misrepresentation; or by willful concealment of a material fact which a person is bound to disclose. The concept of abetment widens the horizons of criminal law to incorporate these criminal intentions and penalise them even when the person who bought the knife did not actually kill anyone but handed it over to someone else to do it. To explain the concept of abetment, the word ‘abet’ should be given a deep scrutiny. In general use, it means to aid, advance, assist, help and promote.
[Extracted with edits and revision from Abetment under Section 107, blog by ipleaders]

CLAT MMS Legal 19TH June 2024

Logical Reasoning

It appears there was an issue accessing the content from the provided URL, which prevents me from directly summarizing the requested passage. However, I can still offer a general discussion on the topic of whether video games, such as “Alan Wake 2,” can be considered art, based on the criteria and context typically involved in such debates.

The discourse surrounding the artistic status of video games has evolved significantly, with titles like “Alan Wake 2” often cited as exemplars of the medium’s potential for narrative depth, aesthetic sophistication, and emotional engagement. The argument for video games as a form of art rests on several pillars, including their ability to combine various artistic elements—such as visual art, storytelling, music, and interactive gameplay—into a cohesive and immersive experience. This synthesis allows for unique forms of expression and audience interaction that are not possible through traditional media.

“Alan Wake 2,” as a hypothetical example, would likely be discussed in terms of its narrative complexity, thematic depth, and the way it integrates gameplay with story progression and character development. Such games challenge players not just to engage with the game mechanically but also intellectually and emotionally, prompting reflection on the narrative’s themes, characters, and underlying messages.

Moreover, the creation of video games involves a significant degree of artistic decision-making, from the design of characters and environments to the crafting of the narrative and the composition of the soundtrack. Each of these elements requires creative talent and vision, further supporting the argument that video games are indeed a form of art.

In conclusion, while the specific details and arguments related to “Alan Wake 2” cannot be provided due to the inability to access the requested content, it is clear that the debate over video games as art is multifaceted. It encompasses considerations of narrative, aesthetics, interactivity, and the creative process, all of which support the notion that video games can indeed be considered a legitimate and valuable form of artistic expression.

CLAT MMS Logical Reasoning 19th june 2024

Quantitative Techniques

A survey was conducted about the population of a particular region having working population of three lacs and information was collected about self-employed persons, casual wage workers, regular salaries employees of both urban and rural areas of the region.

Self-employment is a key source of income in both rural and urban areas but it is more prevalent in rural areas (56% of the rural population) than in urban areas (40% of the urban population). Rural population was 48% of the total population. Regular salaried workers in urban areas were 48% of the urban population whereas in rural areas, regular salaried workers constituted 12% of the rural population. During the survey, the casual wage workers were found to be more common in rural areas than in urban areas. Casual wage workers in rural areas were 32% of the rural population whereas it was 12% of the urban population in urban areas.

Based on the above information, answer the following questions.

CLAT MMS Quants 19th June 2024