Reasoning the Reason



1. LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Every citizen has the right to practice, profess and propagate the religion of his choice.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Ban on the slaughter of cow was imposed in a State. The Muslim community of the State alleges before the court that the ban violates their right to practice, profess and propagate religion.

(a) The ban on slaughter of cows violates the right of Muslims to practice, profess and propagate religion.

(b) The ban on the slaughter of cows does not violate the right of Muslims as slaughtering of cows is against Hindu religion and faith.

(c) The ban on the slaughtering of cows is unreasonable because if the cows are not slaughtered, their number will increase.

(d) None of the above.

2. LEGAL PRINCIPLE: A wife living with her husband has the implied authority of the husband to buy articles of household necessity. The husband is legally liable to pay the amount towards the same.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Mr. Rakesh is the husband of Ms. Mamta. They are living together. On 15th February, 2017 Ms. Mamta bought a diamond necklace on credit from National Jewellers. She told National Jewellers that Mr. Rakesh will pay the price of the necklace which was for ` 1.5 lakhs. Mr. Rakesh did not pay the amount.

(a)  The National Jewellers cannot recover the amount from Mr. Rakesh.
(b)  The National Jewellers can recover the amount from Mr. Rakesh.
(c)  The National Jewellers will have to proceed against Ms. Mamta; if she does not pay, then Mr. Rakesh is liable to pay.
(d)  Ms. Mamta can ask her parents to pay the amount.

The answers are: 1. (b); 2. (a)


1. Drama : Audience
(a) Brawl : Vagabonds
(b) Game : Spectators
(c) Art: Critic
(d) Movie : Actors

2. Frankness : Blunt
(a) Rise : Awake
(b) Weep : Laugh
(c) Sickness : Death
(d) Rest : Activity.

3. Among four persons, B is taller than C. A is taller than D, but not as tall as C. Who among them is the tallest?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) Data inadequate.

4. 3, 15, 35, 63, ?, 143
(a) 120
(b) 110
(c) 99
(d) 91.

5. 4, 9, 19, 39, 79, ?
(a) 159
(b) 119
(c) 139
(d) 169.

The answers are: 1. (b); 2. (a); 3. (b); 4. (c); 5. (a)


1. All existing and upcoming hotels within a 5 km radius of national parks and sanctuaries in India will have to pay 30% of their annual turnover as tax to the government.

Which of the following statements can be inferred from the facts/information given in the above statement?

(a) The tax collected from the hotels will be used for the betterment of these national parks and sanctuaries.

(b)  Hotels which are sponsored by the government will not have to pay any tax even if these are located within the 5 km radius of such wild life hotspots.

(c)  The ecosystem of the national parks and sanctuaries is adversely affected even if the hotels are located outside the 5 km radius.

(d) Government allows the construction of hotels within 5 km radius of national parks and sanctuaries.

2. Tenants’ associations have demanded a ‘vacancy tax’ on all vacant and unsold flats in Mumbai.

Which of the following would support the demand made by the tenants’ association?

(a)  House owners too have demanded for laws that make it easier to evict tenants who default on rent payment.

(b)  Such a tax law would be difficult to implement as it would be difficult to record the number of vacant flats in the city.

(c)  The number of vacant flats in Mumbai is much lower than other metros such as Delhi and Chennai where vacancy tax already exists.

(d)  Such a tax would compel the house owners to sell/rent properties which in turn would control hoarding and skyrocketing property prices.

The answers are: 1. (a); 2. (d)

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