Reasoning Quiz

1. How many such pair of letters are there in the word  DESCRIPTIVE each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

2. If the positions of the first and the sixth letters in the word PERFORMANCE are interchanged, similarly the position of the second and the seventh letters are interchanged and so on. Which letter will be the second to the right of the fifth letter from the right? 
(1) O
(2) F
(3) N
(4) E
(5) P


3. In a family, a couple has a son and a daughter. The age of the father is three times that of his daughter and the age of the son is half of his mother. The wife is 9 years younger to her husband and the brother is seven years older than his sister. What is the age of the mother?
(1) 40
(2) 50
(3) 45
(4) 60
(5) None of these


4. Starting from his home Shrikant walk 35m towards south .Then he turns right and walks 15 m then turns right again and walks 10 m. He now travels 5 m towards east to reach the school. In which direction is the school with respect to his home?
(1) East
(2) West
(3) North-west
(4) South west
(5) North east


5. Pointing to a boy in a photograph Ajit said “He is the only son of my maternal grandfather’s only child’. How is the boy related to Ajit?
(1) Self
(2) Brother
(3) Cousin
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

Directions (6 – 10) – Study the following information to answer the given questions: 


A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input adn rearrangement. (Single digit numbers are preceded by a zero. All other numbers are two digit numbers).


Input: Red parrot 39 42 96 grapes 51 tiger. 
Step I: 39 red parrot 42 96 grapes 51 tiger.
Step II: 39 tiger red parrot 42 96 grapes 51.
Step III: 39 tiger 42 red parrot 96 grapes 51.
Step IV: 39 tiger 42 red 51 parrot 96 grapes

Step IV is the last Step of the arrangement of the above input as the intended arrangement is obtained.

Directions (6 – 10): These questions are based on the following input:


Input: satyam 49 queen 32 56 17 night 23 sun net.

6. Which of the following would be last step of the above input?
(1) 17 sun 23 satyam queen 32 night 49 56 net.
(2) 17 sun satyam queen 32 night net 49 56 23
(3) 17 sun 23 satyam 32 queen 49 night 56 net
(4) 17 sun 23 satyam 49 night 56 net queen 32
(5) None of these.

7. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement for the above input?
(1) IV
(2) VI
(3) V
(4) VII
(5) None of these

8. The following stands for which step of the arrangement? 17 sun 23 satyam 32 49 queen 56 night net.
(1) Step III
(2) Step V
(3) Step VI
(4) Step IV
(5) None of these

9. Which of the words/numbers below would be at the ninth position (from the right end) in Step III of the input?
(1) 17
(2) satyam
(3) sun
(4) 23
(5) None of these

10. Which of the following would be the input of the following output?

28 cattle 65 orange 92 76 62 cream Eight Alien.

(1) Alien orange 28 cattle 92 76 62 65 cream Eight
(2) 76 28 65 orange 92 62 cream Eight Alien cattle
(3) 28 cattle 65 76 62 cream Eight Alien orange 92.
(4) 62 cream Eight Alien 28 cattle 65 orange 92 76
(5) Cannot be determined.

Direction (11 – 15): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements Numbered 1 and 2 given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and-Give answer
(1) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer tfie question.
(3) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(4) if the data even in both statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(5) if the data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.


11. Who amongst L, M, N, 0 and P is the shortest?
I. 0 is shorter than P but taller than N.
II. M is not as tall as L.

12. Are all the five friends viz. A, B, C, D and E who are seated around a circular table facing the centre?
I. A sits second to left of B. B faces the centre. C sits second to right of A.
II. D sits third to the left of E who faces the centre. B sits to the immediate left of D but E is not an immediate neighbour of B.

13. Is T the grandmother of Q?
I. P is the mother of Q. Qisthe son of R. R is the son of T.
II. L is father of N and N is daughter of T.

14. Point A is towards which direction from point B?
I. If a person walks 4m towards the north from point A, and takes two consecutive right turns each after walking 4 m, he would reach point C, which is 8m away from point B.
II. Point D is 2m towards the east of point A and 4m towards the west of point B.

15. How many brothers does Jamal have?
I. Mohini, the mother of Jamal has only three children.
II. Rohini, the grandmother of Jamal has only one granddaughter.



ANSWERS
1. 5
2. 2
3. 4
4. 4
5. 1
6. 3
7. 2
8. 4
9. 3
10. 5
11. 4
12. 3
13. 5
14. 2
15. 4