Directions for questions 1 to 3 : Read the information provided and answer the questions which follow.
In one of the islands of Neverland, people from two tribes exist namely A and B. On the island there is no other tribe except these two. The activities of these tribes are governed by rigid norms and are strictly obeyed for marriages. The norms are:
The people of one tribe cannot marry any other member of their own tribe though they can marry people from other tribe.
After being married, each male member ceases to be a member of that tribe in which he was born and becomes the member of the tribe to which his wife belongs.
The females continue to remain members of the tribe in which they were born even after marriage.
On birth, the child becomes the member of the mother’s tribe.
The males become members of the tribe in which they were born when they become divorcee or widower.
As per norms, nobody can have more than one spouse at a given point of time.
Question 1 : A female in tribe B can have
A. Maternal Grandmother born in tribe A
B. Paternal Grandmother born in tribe A
(1) Only a can be true
(2) Only b can be true
(3) Both a and b are true
(4) Neither a nor b can be true
Question 2 : A boy born in tribe B
A. Can have his daughter in tribe B
B. Can have his daughter in law in tribe A
C. Can have uncle from any tribe
D. Can have a divorced son in tribe B
Question 3 : Which of the following marriages are not permissible as per norms
A. Any widower marries his wife’s sister
B. Any widow marries the former divorced husband of her daughter
C., Any girl of the tribe B marries her mother’s brother
D. Any widower born in tribe A maries his brother’s widow
Answers and Explanations
Answer 1 : (B)
For statement (a) If the Maternal grandmother is from tribe A, then mother will be from tribe A and the female in question is from tribe A. As given that the female is from tribe B, so statement A is false. For statement (b) If paternal grandmother is from A, then father is from tribe A and after marriage, he will become member of tribe B. His daughter, the female in question will be of tribe B. Hence statement B is true.
Answer 2 : (C)
We will check the options one by one. a) If the boy is born in tribe B then he will marry in tribe A and his daughter will be in tribe Hence option (a) is incorrect. b) If the boy is born in tribe B, then he will marry in tribe A. His son will be in tribe A. So his daughter in law will be from tribe B. Hence option (b) is incorrect. c) If the boy is born in tribe B, then his mother’s brother can be from tribe B and his father’s brother can be from tribe A. Hence option (c) is correct. d) If the boy is born in tribe B, then he will marry in tribe A and his divorced son will be in tribe A. Hence option (d) is incorrect.
Answer 3 : (C) a) Any widower will return to his tribe. So he can marry his wife’s sister which is from other tribe. Hence this marriage is permissible. b) This marriage is also permissible, as the divorced husband will return to his tribe. Hence, the mother can marry the divorced husband of her daughter. c) The mother’s brother will be of same tribe as that of girl. Hence the girl cannot marry him. Hence this marriage cannot take place. d) Any widower will return to his own tribe A. His brother’s widow will be of tribe B. So he can marry his brother’s widow.
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