Reasoning the Reason

Reasoning The Reason


1. LEGAL PRINCIPLE: The occupier of a premise owes a duty of care to all his invitees and visitors.
FACTUAL SITUATION: M’s brother, N, had come to visit at her place. After seeing her wealth, N decided to commit theft that night. While he was trying to escape that night, he got electrocuted by the wires which were fixed on the boundary walls. N plans to sue M. Will his claim succeed?

(a) Yes, because in Indian tradition, guests are like Gods.
(b) No, because one has to be himself cautious about his safety.
(c) Yes, because it is the occupier’s duty to take care of its visitors.
(d) No, because he himself is guilty of theft. He is no longer an invitee or visitor.


1. An unlawful intrusion which interferes with one’s person or property constitutes trespass.
2. An easement is the right to use another person’s land for a stated purpose and has been in use for quite some time. It can involve a general or specific portion of the property.
FACTUAL SITUATION: P wanted to construct a shed on his window to stop the water from leaking to his house. The shed was constructed but it protruded in Q’s house. P claims it is his easementary right. Will P’s claim succeed?

a) Yes, because he has a reason to do the same,
b) Yes, because right of easement exists.
c) No, because there exists no right of easement.
d) No, because this is encroachment on Q’s property.

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


1. In the following question, various terms of a word are given; one or more terms are missing as shown by (?). Choose the missing terms out of the given alternatives.


2. In a group of persons travelling in a bus, 6 persons can speak Tamil, 15 can speak Hindi and 6 can speak Gujarati. In that group, none can speak any other language. If 2 persons in the group can speak two languages and one person can speak all the three languages, then how many persons are there in the group?

a) 21
b) 22
c) 23
d) 24

3. In a certain code, the word DEAL is coded as 4 – 5 – 1 – 12. Following the same rule of coding, what should be the code for the word LADY?

a) 12 – 4 – 1 – 25
b) 12 – 1 – 4 – 25
c) 10 – 1 – 4 – 23
d) 12 – 1 – 4 – 22

4. When Rajendra was born, his father was 32 years older than his brother and his mother was 25 years older than his sister. If Rajendra’s brother is 6 years older than Rajendra and his mother is 3 years younger than his father, how old was Rajendra’s sister when he was born?

a) 15 years
b) 14 years
c) 7 years
d) 10 years

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


A program instituted in a particular state allows parents to prepay their children’s future college tuition at current rates. The program then pays the tuition annually for the child at any of the state’s public colleges in which the child enrolls. Parents should participate in the program as a means of decreasing the cost for their children’s college education.
Which of the following, if true, is the most appropriate reason for parents NOT to participate in the program?

a) The parents are unsure about which public college in the state the child will attend.
b) The amount of money accumulated by putting the prepayment funds in an interest-bearing account today will be greater than the total cost of tuition for any of the public colleges when the child enrolls.
c) The annual cost of tuition at the state’s public colleges is expected to increase at a faster rate than the annual increase in the cost of living.
d) Some of the state’s public colleges are contemplating large increases in tuition next year.

The answer is (b).

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