Reasoning Quiz

Directions for Q. No. 1 to 6 : Read the following data and answer the questions that follow. Six compounds are being tested for possible use in a new anti-poison, “Sweet ?V’ Deadly”.
(i) U is sweeter than V and more deadly than Z
(ii) V is sweeter than Y and less deadly than Z
(iii) W is less sweet than X and less deadly than U
(iv) X is less sweet and more deadly than Y
(v) Y is less sweet and more deadly than U
(vi) Z is sweeter than U and less deadly than W



1. Which is the sweetest ?
(a) U
(b) W
(c) X
(d) Y
(e) Z

2. Which of the following is/are both sweeter and more deadly than V?
(a) U only
(b) W only
(c) Z only
(d) U and Z only
(e) U and W only

3. Which of the following adds no new information about sweetness to the statements that precede it ?
(a) (i)
(b) (iii)
(c) (iv)
(d) (v)
(e) (vi)

4. Which of the following is/are sweeter than Y and more deadly than W?
(a) U only
(b) V only
(c) Z only
(d) U and V only
(e) Z and V only

5. Which is the least deadly ?
(a) U
(b) V
(c) W
(d) Y
(e) Z

6. Which is the most deadly ?
(a) Z
(b) W
(c) U
(d) Y
(e) X

Directions for Q. No. 7 to 12 : Following questions are based on the information given below. Read the information carefully and then answer the questions that follow :
(i) Seven students P, Q, R, S. T, U and V take a series of tests.
(ii) No two students get similar marks. V always scores more than P.
(iii) P always scores more than Q.
(iv) Each time either R scores the highest and T gets the least, or alternatively S scores the highest and U or Q scores the least.


7. If V is ranked fifth, which of these must be true ?
(a) S scores the highest
(b) R is ranked second
(c) T is ranked third
(d) Q is ranked fourth
(e) U scores the least

8. If R gets the most, V should be ranked not lower than 
(a) Second
(b) Third
(c) Fourth
(d) Fifth
(e) Sixth

9. If S is ranked second, which of the following can be true ?
(a) P gets more than R
(b) V gets more than S
(c) P gets more than S
(d) T gets more than Q
(e) U gets more than V

10. If S is ranked sixth and Q is ranked fifth, which of the following can be true ?
(a) V is ranked fifth or fourth
(b) R is ranked second or third
(c) P is ranked second or fifth
(d) U is ranked third or fourth
(e) T is ranked fourth or fifth

11. If R is ranked second and Q is ranked fifth, which of these must be true?
(a) S is ranked third
(b) P is ranked third
(c) V is ranked fourth
(d) T is ranked sixth
(e) U is ranked sixth

12. Information given in which of the statement is superfluous ?
(a) (ii)
(b) (i)
(c) (iv)
(d) None is superfluous
(e) None of these