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### RC Passage

Once while traveling by the local bus, I got a seat beside a very strange man. He seemed interested in every passenger aboard. He would stare at a person; scribble some odd mathematical notations on his long notebook and then move on to the next. Being quite interested in what he was doing I asked him what all those notations meant and then came the startling reply. He saw a man’s face not as a single unit/but as thousands of squares put together. He was in fact a statistical expert and a budding artist learning the art of graphics.

## CDS RC: Passage-16

Question 1 |

The man was scribbling down

The figures of co-passengers | |

The details of thousands of squares put together | |

Some mathematical formulae and calculations | |

Some mathematical signs |

Question 1 Explanation:

The man was scribbling down some mathematical signs. The man was observing faces of people and scribble some mathematical signs based on which he studied each face as thousands of squares put together.

Question 2 |

The man caught author's attention because

He was sitting next to him | |

He was staring at every person in the bus | |

He would stare at every person and then scribble down some mathematical notation | |

He was a budding artist learning the art of graphics |

Question 2 Explanation:

The answer is very evidently mentioned in the passage. The man caught author's attention because he would stare at every person and then scribble down some mathematical notation.

Question 3 |

The author found that man's reply quite startling because

A statistical expert cannot be a budding scientist | |

A budding artist cannot be a statistical expert | |

Graphics is still a rare art form and he was learning it while traveling in a bus | |

The fact that "a man's face can be analyzed as thousands of squares" was a strange concept |

Question 3 Explanation:

The author found that man's reply quite startling because the fact that "a man's face can be analyzed as thousands of squares" was a strange concept. The answer can be taken from these lines ‘..Being quite interested in what he was doing I asked him what all those notations meant and then came the startling reply. He saw a man's face not as a single unit/but as thousands of squares put together..’

Question 4 |

From the passage, we gather that

The author is very inquisitive | |

The author tries to poke his nose in other people's business | |

The author is interested in mathematical notations | |

The author wants to talk to fellow passengers in the bus |

Question 4 Explanation:

From the passage, we gather that, the author is very inquisitive. This is the only logical option that we have. All the others are vague and unrelated to the passage.

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