On my desk at this moment: “The Eagle Has Flown” By Jack Higgins..
Quote.”He put the phone down and went and got himself a malt whiskey, a squat powerful-looking man with white hair who wore steel-rimmed spectacles.“ Unquote. (may I add, I have not changed any word or punctuation mark)
I don’t know about you, but I find that sentence deeply disturbing! Must be the effect of Verbal AND Reading Comprehension, in a single day, at TIME. Let’s point out the inherent fallacies of the argument, from a CAT perspective! *adjust non-existent spectacles*
Logic & Data Interpretation
Q) What is the implication of that sentence?
a) A Malt whiskey is a squat, powerful looking man
b) White hair wore steel-rimmed spectacles
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Jack Higgins was, at the moment of writing, under the influence of said malt whiskey!
All Malt Whiskeys are Squat Powerful-looking Men. No Squat powerful-looking man wears steel rimmed-spectacles.
Assignment… Find out the conclusions of these assumptions.
Read the above sentence (the one in blue) and answer the question
Q) What can be the summary of the sentence?
a) He put the phone down and went and got himself a malt whiskey, a squat powerful-looking man with white hair who wore steel-rimmed spectacles
b) He put his malt whiskey down and got himself a phone, who wore steel-rimmed spectacles, a squat powerful-looking man.
c) Nuts… Totally
d) Why are you submitting me to this torture?
Q) If WHISKEY:MAN, then
a) Spectacles: Horn-rimmed
b) Hair: Spectacles
c) Powerful-looking: Hair
d) Phone : Malt
I hope you scored 100 Percentile.