Two Variable Floor Puzzles and Passage Questions for CLAT 2020

Two Variable Floor Puzzles and Passage Questions for CLAT 2020

Passage 9

When the Russian began to develop their public health services in 1990s, they decided that their main aim would be to prevent disease from occurring. One part of their public health program was to teach the people simple health rules such as the importance of drinking pure water and of getting rid of household rubbish. Chairman Mao's war on flics, mosquitoes and rats may have been regarded by the rest of the world as a joke, but the fact is that it is difficult to find a housefly in Russia these days. As a result, it is now possible to control the spread of some of the diseases which twenty-five years ago they carried from house to house and from village to village.​​ 

Unlike the rest of the world, Russia now seems to have enough doctors. Neither the city nor the village hospitals seem to be over crowded. The explanation is that medical care in Russia is provided by the ‘barefoot doctors’. ​​ Consequently only the difficult cases find their way to the local hospitals and even fewer are passed on the specialist hospitals for treatment.​​ 

The barefoot doctors seem to have caught the imagination of people in the west. But they are not doctors, not do they generally go barefoot, they are simply health workers at the lowest level at the medical organization.

1.In Russia most of the health service is provided by

  • medical agencies

  • barefoot doctors

  • private medical practitioners​​ 

  • doctors in hospitals

2. The last paragraph refers to the

  • health workers

  • doctors plight

  • medical organisation

  • doctors profession

3. Barefoot doctors are

  • doctors without hospitals​​ 

  • lowest-level health workers

  • doctors working in villages​​ 

  • doctors who wear no foot wear

4. The main objective of the Public health programme in Russia was to

  • provide medicines to people​​ 

  • remove rubbish

  • teach people health rules

  • stop people getting diseases

5. The public health programme in Russia has been successful mainly because

  • adequate hospitals were available.

  • people cared for good health.

  • the flies, the mosquitoes and the rats were eliminated.

  • medicines for fatal diseases have been discovered.


Directions (Q.96-100):​​ Study the following information​​ carefully and answer the questions given below:

There are eight persons A,​​ C, D, M, P,​​ Q, R and S living in a eight-storey building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 8. A lives on the sixth floor. M lives on the floor which is just above or just​​ below D. There are three floors​​ between the floor on which D​​ and R live. C lives on an even-numbered floor and above​​ D.​​ Q lives exactly between P and​​ M. R lives on the first floor.

6. How many persons live above the floor on which S lives?

    • One

    • Two

    • Three

    • None

7. Who among the​​ following lives exactly between A and​​ M?

  • M

  • D

  • S

  • None of these

8. Q lives on which of the following floors?

    • Second​​ 

    • Fourth​​ 

    • Third

    • Fifth

9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Who among the following does not belong to that group?

  • S

  • D

  • Q

  • P

100. Which of the following statements are true?

    • P lives just below A's floor

    • M lives on the second floor

    • Q lives just above P floor

    • None is true

Answer key

Ans.1 – b.​​ The explanation is that medical care in Russia is provided by the ‘barefoot doctors’. ​​ 

Ans.2 – a. The last paragraph refers to the "barefoot doctors". Now, these barefoot doctors are none other than the​​ health workers​​ at the lowest level".

Ans.3 – b . According to the passage, barefoot doctors are none other than the​​ health workers​​ at the lowest level".

Ans.4 – d. First sentence of the passage: "... their main aim ... to prevent disease from occurring."

Ans.5 - The two most important reasons for the success of the programme are: (i) concentrating on prevention of diseases, and (ii) the "barefoot doctors' scheme.

Ans.6 – a. Only one person live above the floor on which S lives. ( See table )

Ans.7 – b.​​ D​​ lives exactly between A and M.

Ans.8 – c. Q lives on third floor.

Ans.9 – d. Except P, all others live on odd numbered floor.

Ans. 10 – c. Q lives just above P’s floor.




















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