Reasoning Quiz

Direction (1–5) : Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight friends A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S are sitting in two circles in such a manner that each member of the inner circle sits exactly opposite the member of the outer circle. The members sitting in the outer circle are P, Q, R and S and all of them are facing towards the centre while the members of the inner circle are A, B, C and D and they are facing away from the centre. Each of them likes a different colour, viz Red, Yellow, nBlue, Green, White, Black, orange and Purple, but not necessarily in the same order.

D likes neither Yellow nor White and faces R, who likes neither Black nor Purple. The person who likes Orange faces the person who likes Red. A, who likes Green, faces the immediate neighbour of the person who likes Blue. R sits second to the left of S.The persons who like White and Red are in separate circles. The person who likes Black sits on the immediate left of S. Q, who does not like Blue, does not face A.The persons who like Black and Purple are immediate neighbours, and one of them faces B, who likes Yellow. The persons who like Orange and Green sit in the same circle but they are not immediate neighbours.


1 . Who among the following likes White ?
(1) R 
(2) P 
(3) C
(4) B 
(5) Can’t be determined.

2 . The person who likes Black is facing who among the following persons ?
(1) A 
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D 
(5) Can’t be determined.

3 . P likes which of the following colours ?
(1) Red 
(2) White 
(3) Black
(4) Blue 
(5) Either Blue or Purple.


4 .If in a certain way ‘P’ is related to ‘Green’ and ‘Q’ is related to ‘Orange’ then which of the following is ‘S’ related to ?
(1) Red 
(2) Black 
(3) Purple
(4) Yellow 
(5) None of these.

5 . Which of the following statements is true about the person who likes ‘Purple’ ?
(1) He is on the immediate left of the person who likes Green.
(2) He faces the person who likes Green.
(3) He is not facing the person who likes Green.
(4) The person sitting opposite him likes Yellow.
(5) None of these

Direction (6–10) : In each question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II . You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decided which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer.
(1) if only conclusion I follows.
(2) if only conclusion II follows.
(3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
(4) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(5) if both conclusions I and II follow.

6. Statements : All animals are cats. Some cats are lions.
No tiger is a cat.
Conclusions :
I. No animal is a tiger.
II. Some tigers are animals.

7. Statements : Some places are cities. 
Some villages are places.
Some places are cool.
Conclusions :
I. Some villages being cool is a possibility.
II. Some villages are cities.

For (8-9) Statements : All coals are diamonds. 
All diamonds are graphite. 
No graphite is carbon.

8. Conclusions :
I. No coal is carbon.
II. No diamond is carbon.

9. Conclusions :
I. All graphites are diamonds.
II. All coals are graphite.

10. Statements : Some fruits are plants.
No plant is a tree. 
No flower is a fruit.
Conclusions :
I. All fruits can never be trees.
II. Some flowers are plants.


Direction (11–15) : Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Seven actors H, I, J, K, L, M and N act in different types of drama, viz Action, Thriller, Romantic, Suspense, comedy, Horror and Inspirational, but not necessarily in the same order.
All the seven actors are engaged on three different days of the week, viz Monday, Tuesday and Friday.H is engaged on Monday only with L and his drama is thriller. K is acting in Horror drama and does not act on Friday. The one who is acting in Comedy acts on Tuesday. I and J do not act on the same day. Those who act on Monday do not perform Romantic drama.  M acts in Suspense drama but does not act on Tuesday. N acts on the same day as M. J acts in Action drama.

11. Who acts in Comdey ?
(1) L 
(2) M 
(3) N
(4) I 
(5) None of these

12. Which of the following combinations of actor-day-drama is definitely correct ?
(1) M–Friday–Romantic 
(2) N–Friday–Romantic
(3) K–Tuesday–Action 
(4) L–Tuesday–Inspirational
(5) None of these

13. Which of the following groups of actors performs on Friday ?
(1) JM
(2) LMN 
(3) JMN
(4) MN 
(5) None of these

14. I and K act on which of the following days of the week ?
(1) Tuesday 
(2) Friday
(3) Monday 
(4) Monday or Friday
(5) None of these

15. L acts in which type of drama ?
(1) Suspense 
(2) Romantic 
(3) Action
(4) Can’t be determined 
(5) None of these.

ANSWERS:
Hint (1-5)



1. 3
2. 2
3. 4
4. 4
5. 2



6. 1
7. 1
8. 5
9. 2
10. 1
Hint (11-15)



11. 4
12. 2
13. 3
14. 1
15. 5