CAT 2007 Question Paper Question 60

Instructions

Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

Question 60

Characters are also part of deep structure. Characters tie events in a story together and provide a thread of continuity and meaning. Stories can be about individuals, groups, projects or whole organizations, so from an organizational studies perspective, the focal actor(s) determine the level and unit of analysis used in a study. Stories of mergers and acquisitions, for example, are common place. In these stories whole organizations are personified as actors. But these macro-level stories usually are not told from the perspective of the macro-level participants, because whole organizations cannot narrate their experiences in the first person.

Solution

The paragraph describes the role of the chracters in the whole story.Then the paragraph moves to the macro-level stories where the organisation does not tell the whole narrative.Option 5 extends the idea about the purpose of personification of whole organisation.Option 1 and 4 are incorrect because of the deviation from the topic.Option 2 is incorrect as it talks abstracting away from the actors rather than explaining the reason behind it.Option 3 is incorrect as there is no point of invoking the importance of personification of organisation.



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