Online entrance exam practice study for reasoning puzzles-10

Puzzles-10



Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            Twelve friends are seated along the two rows- (such that facing each other) A, B, C, D, E and F are seated in first row and facing South. P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated in second row and facing North. Q is on the immediate right of S who is facing A. D is on the immediate right of A. P and C are at extreme ends and nobody is seated on the right of F. Only V is seated between P and T and he is not facing B. Q is on the immediate left of R.
1.
Who is facing C?

(1) P                            (2) V                            (3) T                            (4) Q

(5) None of these
2.
Which of the following pairs is at one of the extreme ends?

(1) F,T                                     (2) C, T                        (3) P, B                        (4) R,C

(5) None of these
3.
Who is facing V?

(1) B                            (2) A                            (3) D                            (4) Can't say

(5) None of these
4.
If A is related to R in a certain way and E is related to S in the same way, then which of the following is related to D?

(1) Q                            (2) T                            (3) P                            (4) V

(5) None of these
5.
If in the first row first person from the left interchange its position with the sixth person from the left and following the same way second person changes its position with fifth and third person change its position with forth and so on, who will face 'S'?

(1) A                            (2) C                            (3) D                            (4) B

(5) None of these


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            Eight players of different games are sponsored by different companies. Sachin, who plays cricket, is not sponsored by Pepsi or Britannia. The player who is sponsored by Adidas plays badminton. The player of billiards is sponsored by Reebok. Mahesh is sponsored by MRF. He does not play table tennis or chess. Singer sponsored player plays football. Dinko does not play hockey. The volleyball player is sponsored by Pepsi. Laxman and Ramesh play volleyball and badminton, though not necessarily respectively. Rahul plays billiards. Dhanraj, who is sponsored by Ispat International, does not play chess. Mukesh is not sponsored by Britannia. Manikchand sponsored player does not play table tennis or hockey.
1.
Who is sponsored by Singer?

(1) Dinko                                                        (2) Mukesh

(3) Sachin                                                       (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
2.
Dinko plays

(1) football                                                     (2) table tennis

(3) chess                                                         (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
3.
Who plays table tennis?

(1) Dhanraj                                                     (2) Dinko

(3) Mukesh                                                    (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
4.
The player sponsored by MRF plays which game?

(1) Cricket                                                      (2) Hockey

(3) Chess                                                        (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
5.
Which of the following combinations is definitely false?

(1) Laxman-Volleyball-Pepsi                        (2) Ramesh-Badminton-Adidas

(3) Rahul-Billiards-Reebok                            (4) Mahesh-Football-MRF

(5) Sachin-Cricket-Manikchand


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            M, V, K, D, T, J and R are seven friends studying in different classes—IIIrd, IVth, Vth, VIth, VIIth, VIIIth and IXth standards. Each of them has different favourite colours—yellow, blue, red, white, black, green and violet. J likes red and studies in Class Vth. R likes violet and studies in Class IIIrd. M studies in Class VIIIth and does not like green and yellow. K likes white and does not study in Vllth and in IVth. D studies in VIth and likes black. T does not study in IVth. V does not like green.
1.
In which standard does V study?

(1) IVth                                                           (2) IXth

(3) VIIth                                                          (4) Data inadequate

(5) None of these
2.
What is M's favourite colour?

(1) Red                        (2) Yellow                   (3) Green                    (4) Blue

(5) None of these
3.
In which standard does K study?

(1) IIIrd                        (2) Vth                        (3) IVth                       (4) VIIth

(5) None of these
4.
What is V's favourite colour?

(1) Green                                                        (2) Red

(3) Yellow                                                       (4) Data inadequate

(5) None of the above
5.
In which standard does T study?

(1) IVth                       (2) VIIth                      (3) VIIIth                     (4) IXth

(5) None of these


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            Six hijackers of different heights and expertise in different fields, viz, negotiation, determining human psychology, technical, aviation, piloting and planning, hijacked the Indian Airlines plane IC814.
            5'11" tall Sunny Ahmed Kazi was either psychiatrist or negotiator, Ibrahim Athar and Sahid Akhtar Sayed were the tallest and shortest among the hijackers, though not respectively. The pilot and Shakir were neither tallest nor shortest among the hijackers. 6' tall hijacker, who was expert of planning was shorter than Mistri Zahur Ibrahim. The name of the sixth hijacker is still unknown but it was clear that he was either technician or pilot. The shortest hijacker was technician. Their heights were in arithmetic progression with difference 1" and minimum height 5'9''. Shahid Akhtar Sayed was psychiatrist.
1.
The unknown hijacker had the height

(1) 6' 1''                                                          (2) 5' 10''

(3) 5' 9"                                                          (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
2.
Mistri Zahur Ibrahim was expert in the field of

(1) Aviation                                                    (2) Planning

(3) Psychology                                               (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
3.
Who had the expertise in planning?

(1) Mistri Zahur Ibrahim                              (2) Ibrahim Athar

(3) Shakir                                                        (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
4.
Who was tallest among the hijackers?

(1) Ibrahim Athar                                          (2) Shahid Akhtar Sayed

(3) Mistri Zahur Ibrahim                              (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these
5.
What was the height of Mistri Zahur Ibrahim?

(1) 5'9''                                                           (2) 5'10''

(3) 6'2''                                                           (4) Can't be determined

(5) None of these


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            At a train station, Choudhary's family is saying good-bye to Thakur's family. But it is not known who is leaving and who is staying.
            Each of the members of the Choudhary family says farewell to each of the members of the Thakur family to say good-bye, two men shake hands, but a man and a women kiss once on the cheek and so do two women.
An eyewitness to the event counted 21 handshakes and 34 kisses.
1.
How many men were saying good-bye?

(1) 6                            (2) 7                            (3) 8                            (4) 9

(5) None of these
2.
How many women were saying good-bye?

(1) 6                            (2) 7                            (3) 8                            (4) 9

(5) None of these

Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            Sunil Gavaskar was once asked to compare the battings of Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Rahul Dravid and Kambli. Gavaskar compared them and noted that
(i)
each of the four players has a particular style of play, offensive, technically sound, stylish and perfectionist.
(ii)
each of these players was famous for a particular shot flick, cover drive, straight drive, square cut.

The final tally made by Gavaskar was lost. But he remembers that
(iii)
Tendulkar was most famous for straight drive.
(iv)
Neither Shastri nor Kambli were technically sound.
(v)
The batsman who is perfectionist is famous for his flick.
(vi)
Kambli is famous for square cuts.
(vii)
Dravid has an offensive style.

1.
In an one-day match the captain decides to send the technically batsman first, the flicker second, the stylish batsman third and the cover-driver the last.

Then in which order will the batsmen appear?

(1) Tendulkar, Shastri, Dravid, Kambli

(2) Tendulkar, Dravid, Shastri, Kambli

(3) Dravid, Shastri, Kambli, Tendulkar

(4) Tendulkar, Shastri, Kambli, Dravid

(5) None of the above
2.
Gavaskar himself was a very stylish batsman and a great player of the straight drive. Then, it is likely that he gave guidance to

(1) Shastri, Kambli                                        (2) Kambli, Tendulkar

(3) Tendulkar, Shastri                                   (4) Dravid, Shastri

(5) None of these
3.
For a match there are three views regarding who should open the innings. The captain thinks that a technically sound batsman should open the innings to give dependability. The players want an offensive batsman to open as it will give them a good run rate. The manager thinks that a square cut specialist should be sent as most of the opening bowlers of the opponents bowl short and around the off-stump. In this case which batsman is most unlikely to open?

(1) Tendulkar             (2) Dravid                   (3) Shastri                  (4) Kambli

(5) None of these


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            There are five persons A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen, while the other three belong to three different occupations, viz medical, engineering and legal. A businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S. The other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus, while the remaining three come from three different communities, viz Muslim, Christian and Sikh.
            The lawyer is the oldest in age while the businessman, who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and lies between the doctor and the lawyer agewise. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality H. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P. B is a Sikh while, A is a Hindu and runs a factory.
1.
What is B's occupation?

(1) Doctor                   (2) Lawyer                  (3) Engineer               (4) Business

(5) Cannot say
2.
What is E's occupation?.

(1) Doctor                   (2) Lawyer                  (3) Engineer               (4) Business

(5) Cannot say
3.
What is C's occupation?

(1) Doctor                   (2) Lawyer                  (3) Engineer               (4) Business

(5) Cannot say
4.
Agewise, who among the following lies between A and C?

(1) Cannot say           (2) Lawyer                  (3) Doctor                   (4) Cloth merchant

(5) None of these
5.
Which of the following statements is true on the basis of the given information?

(1) E's religion is Hindu                                (2) A stays in place R

(3) C is a lawyer                                             (4) D's religion is Hindu

(5) B is a doctor


Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the Question given below it.
            Five friends A, B, C, D and E went to market and bought five sets of mobile phones. Each and every person took one set. But they choose to use mobile service networks of Airtel, Hutch, Idea or BSNL mobile phone sets of each person had a unique facility. These facilities were 4k colour display. Group SMSing Graphics and Screen savers.
            Amongst A B C, D and E two were enjoying services of Airtel and two were enjoying 4k colour display facilities
Now study carefully the given additional clues.
I.
The one who was enjoying Group SMSing' facility in his mobile phone set, was also enjoying 'Hutch' network
II.
Neither of the two who were enjoying Airtel network was not A or C. Nor were they enjoying '4k colour display' facility in their mobile phone sets.
III.
B, who was not using the network of BSNL, was enjoying '4k colour display' facility in his mobile phone set.
IV.
Neither A nor E was enjoying '4k colour display' facility or Graphics' facility.

1.
Who among the following was using Hutch network?

(1) A                            (2) B                            (3) C                            (4) Cant say

(5) None of these
2.
B was using the network of

(1) Hutch                    (2) Airtel                     (3) BSNL                      (4) Can't say

(5) None of these
3.
Who among the following had Screen saver facility in his mobile phone set?

(1) A                            (2) B                            (3) C                            (4) Can't say

(5) None of these
4.
Which of the following is the pair of the persons who were enjoying network of Airtel?

(1) AE                          (2) ED                          (3) DB                         (4) Can't say

(5) None of these
5.
Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Person
Network
Facility
I A
Airtel
Group SMSing
II. B
Hutch
4k colour display
III. C
BSNL
Screen saver
IV. D
Idea
Graphics
(1) I and II                   (2) Only III                  (3) Only IV                  (4) Can't say

(5) All of these

 
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