Reasoning : Quiz

1. Vinay moves towards South-East a distance of 14m. then he moves towards West and travels a distance of 28m.From here, he moves towards North-West a distance of 14m. and finally he moves a distance of 8m towards East and comes to a halt. How far is the starting point where he stood?
(1) 20 m
(2) 22 m
(3) 6 m
(4) 8 m
(5) None of these

2. From the word ‘INTENSIFICATION’, how many independent words can be made without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once?
(1) Four
(2) Five
(3) Six
(4) More than six
(5) None of these

3. In a class of 180, where girls are twice the number of boys, Rupesh, a boy, ranked thirty-fourth from the top. If there are eighteen girls ahead of Rupesh, how many boys are after him in rank?
(1) 45
(2) 44
(3) 60
(4) Can’t be determined
(5) None of these

4. Two priests A and B were talking to each other. A said to B, “My mobile set rings every 15 minutes”. B retorted, “My mobile set rings every 18 minutes.” The mobile sets of both A and B rang simultaneously at 8 am. Four of the following five timings of a certain day are alike with respect to the above situation and hence form a group. Which of the following timings is different from the group?
(1) 6.30 am
(2) 5.30 pm
(3) 3.30 pm
(4) 9.30 am
(5) 6.30 pm

5. Pointing to a girl, Mr Raju said, “This girl is the only daughter of the husband of the mother of my wife’s brother.” Who is Raju to the girl?
(1) Husband
(2) Brother-in-law
(3) Father-in-law
(4) Either husband or brother-in-law
(5) None of these

Directions (6 -10): Study the following information and answer the questions following it:
A festival was held by The Times of India group in the capital of India. In this festival Ken, Tim, Kat and Aish, each won a first place in one of the four events: jumping, dancing, singing and swimming, not necessarily in that order. Curiously, each winner also won a second place and a third place in two other of these four events. Study the following clues and answer the questions that follow:
(i) The one who was placed second in swimming was third in dancing.
(ii) The winner of the singing contest was placed third in swimming.
(iii) Aish did not come first in jumping or dancing.
(iv) Aish was a close second behind Kat in one of the four events.
(v) Tim was placed third in singing, but did not get a place in jumping, and was not first in dancing.

6. Who is the winner in the swimming event?
(1) Ken
(2) Tim
(3) Kat
(4) Aish
(5) Both Kat and Tim

7. Which of the following is/are correct?
I. Kat won first position in jumping.
II. Kat won second position in swimming.
III. Kat won third position in dancing.
(1) Only I
(2) Only II
(3) Only III
(4) All I, II and III
(5) None of these

8. Which of the following is/are wrong?
I. Ken won first position in jumping.
II. Ken won second position in swimming.
III. Ken won third position in dancing.
(1) Only II and III
(2) Only I and III
(3) Only I and II
(4) All I, II and III
(5) None of these

9. Who among the following did not occupy any position, from 1st, 2nd and 3rd, in singing?
(1) Kat
(2) Ken
(3) Tim
(4) Aish
(5) Can’t say

10. Who among the following did not occupy any position, from 1st, 2nd and 3rd, in swimming?
(1) Can’t say
(2) Kat
(3) Ken
(4) Tim
(5) None of these
Answers
1. (1)

2. (4)

3. (2)

4. (2)

5. (1)

Solutions (6-10):

6. (2)

7. (4)

8. (4)

9. (1)

10. (3)

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