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Puzzle Based Questions to Practice for CLAT 2021

Puzzle Based Questions to Practice for CLAT 2021

Puzzle Based Questions to Practice for CLAT 2020

Directions (1-5): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four​​ alternatives.

Passage 1

One of the main reasons of corruption in elections today is the lure of power which haunts the politicians so much that they feel no qualms of conscience in adopting any underhand method to come out successful. The Watergate Scandal in U.S.A. is an eloquent example to testify to the fact how even the top level politicians can stoop to the lowest level in order to maintain themselves in power. In India also the record of the various political parties is not clean. Corruption thrives in elections because those in the field play on the psychology of the electorate. The voters are swayed by the tall promises of the candidates to whose machinations they fall an easy prey. They are also susceptible to fall an easy prey to the adulations of the politicians due to their illiteracy. Besides, in the representative democracies today and particularly in big countries the constituencies are quite extensive obviating the possibility of corrupt practices being discovered. Anti-corruption laws are honored more in their breach than in their observance. Even the code of conduct to be observed by the parties fighting the elections becomes a dead letter in as much as it is jettisoned out of existence and thrown unscrupulously over board by the unfair politicians whose only aim is to maintain themselves in the saddle.

1. How does corruption thrive in elections?

  • The politicians exploit the electorate psychologically.

  • There is a natural connection between elections and corruption.

  • The people themselves are corrupt.

  • A​​ sizeable part of society is corrupt.

2. "To maintain themselves in the saddle" means

  • to retain power in their hands by continuing in office

  • to remain in a state of preparedness

  • to play an unfair game

  • to be ready to run whenever danger is apprehended

3. What happens to the anti-corruption laws?

  • Anti-corruption laws are never honoured.

  • There are actually no anti-corruption laws.

  • Anti-corruption laws are​​ honored​​ more in their breach than in their observance.

  • The government does not want to enforce anti-corruption laws.

4. Which example of the U.S.A. testifies to the fact that even the top level people​​ can stoop very low in​​ order to maintain themselves in power?

  • the Washington Agreement

  • the Philadelphia Contract

  • the Watergate Scandal

  • the Monica Lewinsky scandal

5. The politicians indulge in corruption in elections now-a-days because

  • of the lure of money

  • corrupt practices in elections go unnoticed

  • elections can only be won by corrupt means

  • of the lure of power

 

Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons live on separate floors of an eight-storey building. The ground floor is numbered one and the top most floor is numbered eight. F lives on an odd-numbered floor and G lives above D. E lives immediately above H. G lives immediately above l. Only one person lives between G and D. J lives above K. Only two persons live between K and J. K lives on the floor number five.

6. How many persons live between the floors on which H and I live?

  • Two

  • Three

  • Four

  • One

7. Who among the following lives on the floor immediately above K?

  • F

  • D

  • I

  • H

8. Which of the following statements is true?

    • Only one person lives between D and F.

    • F lives on the first floor.

    • E lives on the topmost floor.

    • Only two persons live between G and H.

    • K lives immediately above D.

9. Who among the following lives on the second floor?

  • H

  • G

  • D​​ 

10. Who among the following lives between I​​ and F?

  • K

  • E

  • G

  • D

Answer key

Ans.1 – a.​​ Politicians exploit the electorate psychologically.

Ans.2 – a.​​ To maintain themselves in the saddle means to retain power in their hands by continuing in office.

Ans.3 – c. Anti corruption laws are honored more in their breach than in their observation.

Ans.4- c. The watergate scandal of USA testified ​​ to the fact that even the top-level people can stoop a very low in order to maintain themselves in power.​​ 

Ans.5 – d. The politicians indulge in the corruption in elections now a day because of the lure of power.

Ans.6​​ –a. Two Person are living between H & I.

Ans.7 – d. ​​ H lives on the floor immediately above K

Ans.8 – F lives on the first floor

Ans.9 –c. ​​ D lives on the second Floor.

Ans.10 –d. ​​ D lives between F and I.

Floor

Person

8

J

7

E

6

H

5

K

4

G

3

I

2

D

1

F

 

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