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1.This Test contains 20 pages and 75 questions.2.This test has
sections that examine various abilities.Section-I has 40 questions, Section-II has 15 questions and Section-III has 20 questions.You will be given
150 minutes
to complete the test.
In distributing the time over the sections, please bear in mind that you need to demonstrate yourcompetence in all three sections.
3.All questions carry 4 marks each. Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of 1 mark.
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Test Booklet Serial Number:
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The four passages given below are followed by a set of questions.Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.
THE highly acclaimed film
Pretty Baby 
provokes disturbing questions, but are mostly left unexplored, andthe film fails, we think, as a serious visual statement of important moral issues. Critics have lavished extravagantpraise on
Pretty Baby,
declaring that the film is “a perfectly beautiful movie” (Judith Christ), “a labor of loveand art” (Liz Smith), “elegant, ironic, and poignant” (Jack Kroll), “penetrating and beautiful” (Norma McLainStoop), “the most extraordinary film so far this year” (Walter Spencer), “the most imaginative, most intelligent,and most original film of the year” (Vincent Canby).The names behind the screening certainly promise something special: the well-known French director, LouisMalle; the former Bergman photographer, Sven Nyvist; the talented actors and especially the twelve-year oldBrooke Shields. And the story, set in the red-light district of New Orleans, seems a natural for our sexuallyinsatiable age. There is ample historical and illustrative documentation for this unique social experiment, theonly legalized area of prostitution in America that flourished (if that is the word) from 1898 to 1917 nearlytwenty years. Much of the chronicle, in official papers, interviews, and pictures, is available in Al Rose’s“authentic” account (curiously unacknowledged in the film’s initial credits).The story has to do with the inhabitants and habitués of a gaudy “sporting house,” Nell, the madam (FrancesFaye), a dozen “girls,” a deaf senator, a tottering old man in full evening dress, various paying customers, a jazz piano player (Antonio Fargas), a photographer (Keith Carradine), a retinue of servants (mostly black),and several illegitimate children wandering around, including “Violet” (Brooke Shields), the daughter of ahardened professional (Susan Sarandon) who sometimes calls herself “Hattie” and at other times “Hildegarde”and who refers to her daughter as her “sister.” Everything tends to focus on Violet who grows up within thisunusual household with equanimity, composure, and eager expectation of the time when she, too, can becomea professional.Since sex is the subject, it may seem prudish these days to raise objections to the film. But we are not disturbedso much by the visual story, which incidentally is remarkably free of explicit scenes or language, as by thefailure of the film to deal realistically, subtly, or even incidentally with the very issues implied.
Pretty Baby 
poses a dozen perplexing moral ambiguities but deals with them only superficially, if at all. What,for example, do we make of commercial sex, the (sexual) exploitation of women and children, pornography,bestiality, venereal disease, illegitimacy, voodoo magic spells, homosexuality, rape, racial (sexual) segregation,and political corruption that feeds on community vice of all kinds?We think these and related questions should be dealt with in a film that presumably undertakes to provoke theissues in the first place, and we find irresponsible and misleading those critics and reviewers who call thepicture “beautiful,” “poetic,” and “intelligent.” We can’t claim to know much about pornography, but itseems to us that in many ways it could be more honest than a film such as
Pretty Baby.
Pornography may bevulgar and vile, but it doesn’t pretend to be artistic.
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But, how does
Pretty Baby 
rate as an authentic history? Rather well-with one or two significant exceptions.The basis for the film, as already mentioned, is Al Rose’s documented and illustrated
Storyville, New Orleans 
(1974), which apparently few of the reviewers bothered to read and, curiously, the book goes unannouncedeither in the screen version or in the Bantam text edition by William Harrison. Polly Platt, who is credited withthe story and screenplay, seems to have lifted most of her material from Rose’s book. (In academic andliterary circles, that is known, bluntly, as plagiarism.)1.The authors mention Al Rose’s book ‘Storyville, New Orleans in order to show that:(1)The screenplay writer has committed plagiarism by lifting most of the material for the movie directlyfrom the book.(2)Most movies that are adapted from books are unable to do justice to the story.(3)Most movie critics conveniently ignore to read the book which is the basis for the film.(4) The movie deals with the main theme of the story remarkably well than the book itself.(5)The movie fails to deal with the issues presented in the story; however, it genuinely depicts thehistorical realities given in the book.2.Which of the following best summarizes the passage?(1) ‘Pretty Baby’ treats serious issues on a superficial level and hence deserves the plaudits.(2) ‘Pretty Baby’ makes a mockery of the serious issues prevailing in society.(3) ‘Pretty Baby’ justifies the treatment given to the moral ambiguities present in the story.(4) ‘Pretty Baby’ seems flawless to some critics; however, it genuinely falls short of giving propertreatment to the subject.(5) ‘Pretty Baby’ does not portray a realistic picture of prostitution but makes up for the loss due todramatic performances in the film.3.Which of the following statements is most similar to the tone of the authors of the above passage?(1) The film is just another version of a melodramatic soap opera that glorifies the evils of society.(2) An utter waste of time, the film expects the audience to take the story seriously.(3) An unconvincing tale, the film could have been more sensible and realistic.(4) When dealing with the subject of pornography one should carefully understand the society and itsevils.(5) However, the shortcomings of the movie do not overshadow the fact that it was a stirring portrayalof prostitution.4.Which of the following statements are the authors most likely to agree with?(1)It is highly improbable for a film to be an honest and true version of the book that forms the basis of the movie in the first place.(2)Film projects undertaken by famous directors and artists are promising ventures that raise theexpectations of film critics and the audience.(3)Giving due credit and acknowledgement to certain texts that form the basis of a movie can raisecertain doubts in the mind of a film critic.(4)Proper research of the background of a movie is as important as watching the movie and reviewingit.(5)A subject like pornography raises many issues that cannot be properly dealt with in a movie.

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