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Questions on Seating Arrangement for Logical Reasoning

Questions on Seating Arrangement for Logical Reasoning

Questions on Seating Arrangement for Logical Reasoning

Read the Passage and answer the following questions carefully.

Passage I

Why don't I have a telephone? Not because I pretend to be wise or pose as unusual. There are two chief reasons; because I don't really like the telephone and because I find I can still work and play, eat, breathe and sleep without it. Why don't like the telephone? Because I think it is a pest and time waster. It may create unnecessary suspense and anxiety, as when you wait for an expected call, that doesn't come; or irritating delay, as when you keep ringing a number that is always engaged. As for speaking in a public telephone booth, it seems to me really horrible. You would not use it unless you were in a hurry and because you are in a hurry, you will find other people waiting before you. When you do get into the booth, you are half suffocated by the stale, unventilated air, flavored with cheap face-powder and chain smoking and by the time you have begun your conversation your back is chilled by the cold looks of somebody who is moving about restlessly to take your place. If you have a telephone in your house, you will admit that it tends to ring when you least want it to ring; when you are asleep or in the middle of a meal or a conversation, or when you are just going out, or when you are in your bath. Are you strong minded enough to ignore it, to say to yourself. "Ah well, it will be all the same in hundred years time". You are not. You think there may be some important news or message for you. Have you never rushed dripping from the bath, of chewing from the table, or dazed from bed, only to be told that you are a wrong number? You were told the truth. In my opinion all telephone numbers are wrong numbers. If, of course, your telephone rings and you decide not to answer it, then you will have to listen to an idiotic bell ringing and ringing in what is supposed to be the privacy of your own home. You might as well buy a bicycle bell and ring it yourself.

1. The author does not have a telephone because

  • he pretends to be wise

  • he poses as unusual

  • he would prefer to do something else

  • he thinks that it can create unnecessary suspense and anxiety

2. He hates speaking in a public telephone booth because

  • it is costlier

  • he is suffocated by the stale, unventilated air, flavoured with cheap face powder and chain-smoking

  • other look at him angrily

  • the other side may not know your number

3. .... your back is chilled by the cold looks of somebody means

  • others look at you angrily

  • you feel cold at the back

  • you feel uneasy because the person next in the queue looks at you restlessly

  • people are very cold

 

4. 'Ah well, it will be all the same in hundred years time'. This sentence means

  • Nothing is going to change even if you don't answer the telephone bell

  • Things have not changed for the past 100 years

  • Things will remain the same for 100 years to come

  • One should be strong minded

5. 'All telephone numbers are wrong numbers', because

  • the author always gets wrong calls

  • whenever he tries it always goes wrong

  • he doesn't give much importance to telephone and telephone numbers

  • None of the statements given above

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

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing south but not necessarily in the same order. G does not sit at any ends of the line. B sits second to the right of D. H sits second to the left of F. A sits third to the left of C and second to the right of E. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.

6. In which of the following pairs is only one person sitting between them?

  • F,E

  • D, A

  • G, E

  • H, B

7. Who among the following sits third to the right of E?

  • G

  • H

  • D

  • C​​ 

8. What is the position of G with respect to A?

  • Second to the right

  • Third to the left

  • Immediate right

  • Fourth to the right

9. Who among the following sits exactly between E and A?

  • G

  • H

  • D

  • F

10. Who among the following sit at the extreme ends of the line?

  • H,B

  • E,B

  • F, G

  • G, E

Answer key

Ans.1 – d. The author does not have a telephone because he thinks that it can create unnecessary suspense and anxiety.

Ans.2 – b. He hates speaking in a public telephone booth because he is suffocated by the stale, unventilated air,​​ flavored​​ with cheap face powder and chain-smoking.

Ans. 3​​ – c. You feel uneasy because the person next in the queue looks at you restlessly.

Ans.4 – d. ​​ One should be strong minded.

Ans.5 – d. None of the statements given above.

Ans. 6​​ ​​ b. One person sitting between D​​ &​​ A.

Ans.7 –a. ​​ G sits third to the right of E.

Ans.8 – c. G is immediate right of A.

Ans. 9 – d. F sits exactly between E and A.

Ans.10 – a. H & B sits at the extreme ends of the line.

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First published on August 12, 2021.

Aditya Anand
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