Direction for the questions: (1- 4:)  Answer the questions based on the following information.
A leading newspaper decided to organize a ‘discussion over tea’ and has invited a few of the prominent figures from field of politics. Only the two heads (one male and one female) were sitting at the opposite ends of a rectangular table, with three persons along each side. The prerequisite for the seating arrangement was that each person must be seated such that at least on one side it has a person of opposite sex. Mr. Mansoor is opposite of Mrs. Savitri, who is not the hostess. Mr. Ratanlal has a woman on his right and is sitting opposite of a woman. Miss. Monika is sitting to the hostess’s right, next to Mr. Dhirulal. One person is seated between Mrs. Mahima and Ms.Urshita, who is not the hostess.The only other person is Mr. Jagindra.

Question 1 :  The eighth person present, Jagindra, must be :
I. the host
II. seated to Savitri’s right.
III. seated opposite of Urshita
(a) I only
(b) III only
(c) I and II only
(d) II and III only

Question 2 :  Which of the following persons is definitely not seated next to a person of the same sex ?
(a) Mansoor
(b) Mahima
(c) Jagindra
(d) Savitri

Question 3 :  If Ratanlal would have exchanged seats with a person four places to his left, which of the following would have been true after the exchange ?
(i)   No one was seated between two persons of the opposite sex (e.g., no man was seated between two women.)
(ii) One side of the table consisted entirely of persons of the same sex.
(iii) Either the host or the hostess changed their seats.
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) I and II only
(d) II and III only

Question 4:  If each person is placed directly opposite of her spouse, which of the following pairs must be married ?
(a) Ratanlal and Monika
(b) Mahima and Dhirulal
(c) Urshita and Jagindra
(d) Ratanlal and Mahima

Answers and Explanations

Answer 1 : (c)

From the information given in the question, it becomes evidentthat Jagindra is the host and is sitting to Savitri’s right.

Answer 2 : (d)

Savitri is sitting next to Jagindra and Dhirulal. Hence, she is the only person who is not seated next to a person of the same sex.

Answer 3 : (a)

If Ratanlal would have exchanged seat with a person four places to his left, i.e., Savitri then option (I)  becomes the right choice.

Answer 4 : (a)

From the options given only Ratanlal and Monika are sitting opposite to each other, hence they are the one who would be married.

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