Puzzle Quiz (Reasoning)

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Puzzle Quiz (Reasoning)

Directions: (Ques 1-5)- Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

(i) There is a family of 5 persons L, P, K, Q, N.

(ii) They are working as a professor, sportsperson, businessperson, pilot and driver.

(iii) P, an unmarried sportsperson, is the daughter of L.

(iv) N, a pilot, is the brother of K.

(v) K is the husband in the only married couple in the family.

(vi) L, the driver, is father of two sons and an unmarried daughter.

(vii) The daughter-in-law of L is a professor.

 

Question 1- Which of the following is a group of male members in the family?

  1. L, P and K
  2. P and Q
  3. L, K and N
  4. L, K and Q
  5. None of these

 

Question 2- Which of the following is a group of female members in the family?

  1. P and Q
  2. Q and E
  3. L, K and N
  4. P and K
  5. None of these

 

Question 3- Which of the following will be a married couple?

  1. L and P
  2. K and Q
  3. L and Q
  4. P and Q
  5. Can’t be determined

 

Question 4- Who is the professor in the family?

  1. L
  2. P
  3. K
  4. Q
  5. N

Question 5- Who is the businessperson in the family?

  1. P
  2. K
  3. N
  4. L
  5. Q

 

Directions: (Ques 6-10) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

  1. Six plays are to be organised from Monday to Sunday- one play each day with one day when there is no play. ‘No Play’ day is not Monday or Sunday
  2. The plays are held in sets of 3 plays each in such a way that 3 plays are held without a break, ie 3 plays are held in such a way that there is no ‘No play’ day between them but immediately before this set or immediately after this set it is ‘No Play’ day.
  3. Play Z was held on 26th and Play X was held on 31st of the same month.
  4. Play B was not held immediately after Play A (but was held after A, not necessarily immediately) and play M was held immediately before Q.
  5. All the six plays were held in the same month.

 

Question 6- Which play was organised on Monday?

  1. Z
  2. M
  3. Q
  4. Can’t be determined
  5. None of these

 

Question 7- Which day was Play Z organised?

  1. Tuesday
  2. Monday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Can’t be determined
  5. None of these

 

Question 8- Which date was a ‘No Play’ day?

  1. 26th
  2. 28th
  3. 29th
  4. Can’t be determined
  5. None of these

 

Question 9- Which of the following is true?

  1. Play B is held immediately before Play M
  2. Play Z is held after Play B
  3. There was a gap after 2 Plays and then 4 plays were organised
  4. First Play was organised on 25th
  5. Play B was held on Friday

 

Question 10- Which day was Play Q organised?

  1. Friday
  2. Wednesday
  3. Saturday
  4. Can’t be determined
  5. None of these

 

Directions: (11-15)- Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight boys studying in VIII, IX and X standards of a school with not more than three in any standard. Each of them has a favourite sport from Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton and Hockey not necessarily in the same order.

D likes badminton and does not study either in VIII or X. H’s favourite sport is hockey and he studies in standard X with only B among them. A likes volleyball and does not study in the same standard in which E studies. F studies in VIII standard and his favourite sport is football. G does not study in the same standard in which C studies. None of the students studying in IX standard likes Cricket or Basketball. B likes Table Tennis. G does not like Lawn Tennis.

 

Question 11- What is C’s favourite sport?

  1. Basketball
  2. Lawn Tennis
  3. Volleyball
  4. Data Inadequate
  5. None of these

 

Question 12- What is E’s favourite sport?

  1. Table Tennis
  2. Volleyball
  3. Lawn Tennis
  4. Data Inadequate
  5. None of these

 

Question 13- In which standard does G study?

  1. IX
  2. VIII
  3. Either IX or VIII
  4. Data Inadequate
  5. None of these

 

Question 14- Which of the following combinations of students- standard- favourite sport is not correct?

  1. G – VIII – Volleyball
  2. F – VIII – Football
  3. D – IX – Badminton
  4. H – X – Hockey
  5. All are correct

 

Question 15- Which of the following combinations of sports represents the favourite represents the favourite sports of the students studying in VIII standard?

  1. Football, Lawn Tennis, Cricket
  2. Football, Cricket, Basketball
  3. Football, Volleyball, Basketball
  4. Date Inadequate
  5. None of these

Answer Key

 

Question Answer
1 C
2 A
3 B
4 D
5 B
6 E
7 A
8 B
9 D
10 C
11 B
12 D
13 B
14 A
15 D

Solutions

Solution 1-5

From (iii) we get

A

B ……(1)

(-, sports)

From (iv) we get    E   —    C ……(2)

                        (+, pilot)

From (v) we get  C ↔ ? ……(3)

From (vi) we get          L

                         

From (vii) we get   L

                             ? ↔ ? ……(5)

There is only one married couple.

Combining (i) and (v) gives us

                                                              L

                                             

Remaining person D will be professor and K will be businessperson

 

Solution 6-10-

 

Date Day Play
25 Monday A
26 Tuesday Z
27 Wednesday B
28 Thursday No Play
29 Friday M
30 Saturday Q
31 Sunday X

 

Solution 11-15

 

Students Class Play
A VIII or X Volleyball
B X Table Tennis
C IX Lawn Tennis
D IX Badminton
E VIII or X Cricket or Basketball
F VIII Football
G VIII Cricket or Basketball
H X Hockey

 

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