# Reasoning Practice Puzzles Set - 1

Reasoning Practice Puzzles Set - 1
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Three ladies and four men are a group of friends, ie R, M, T, S, L, W and Z. Each one has a different profession, ie Lawyer, Travel Agent, Air-hostess, Doctor, Professor, Consultant and Jeweller and each one owns a different car, ie Alto, Corolla, Santro, Lancer, Ikon, Scorpio and Esteem, not necessarily in that order. None of the ladies is a Consultant or a Lawyer. T is an Air-hostess and she owns an Ikon car. R owns a Scorpio. M is not a Doctor. L is a Jeweller and he owns Corolla. W is a Lawyer and does not own Alto. Z is a Consultant and owns Santro. The Doctor owns Esteem car whereas the Professor owns Scorpio. The Travel Agent owns an Alto. None of the ladies own a Scorpio.
1. What car does S own?
a) Alto
b) Santro
c) Lancer
d) Esteem
e) None of these
2. Who owns the car Lancer?
a) Z
b) M
c) W
e) None of these
3. What is the profession of R?
a) Professor
b) Travel Agent
c) Doctor
e) None of these
4. Who is the Doctor?
a) R
b) S
c) L
e) None of these
5. Who are the three ladies in the group?
a) T, R, L
b) T, M, S
c) W, T, M
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Seven people N, K, T, B, M, W and R have their weekly offs on different days of the week, ie Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, not necessarily in that order. Each of them has a liking for different cuisine, ie Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish, Continental and Thai, not necessarily in that order. K likes Thai food and gets his weekly off on Thursday. B likes Italian food and does not have off on Sunday. M has weekly off on Saturday and R has his weekly off on Tuesday. W likes continental food whereas the one who has weekly off on Monday likes Mexican cuisine. T does not like Spanish cuisine and has weekly off on Wednesday. The one who likes Indian food does not have a weekly off on Tuesday or Wednesday.
6. Who has a weekly off on Friday?
a) T
b) R
c) W
e) None of these
7. What cuisine does R like?
a) Continental
b) Indian
c) Italian
d) Spanish
e) None of these
8. On which day does N have weekly off?
a) Tuesday
b) Friday
c) Monday
d) Sunday
e) None of these
9. Who likes Chinese cuisine?
a) T
b) B
c) R
d) N
e) None of these
10. On which day does W have weekly off?
a) Monday
b) Sunday
c) Wednesday
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 14): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i) P, Q, R, S and T finished a work, working from Monday to Saturday, one of the days being a holiday, each working overtime only on one of the days.
(ii) R or T did not work overtime on the first day.
(iii) Q worked overtime the next day after the holiday.
(iv) The overtime work done on the previous day of the holiday was by R.
(v) There was a two days’ gap between the days on which P and Q worked over time.
(vi) P worked overtime the next day of the overtime day of S.
11. Which of the following is the correct statement ?
a) P worked overtime last among them.
b) P worked overtime earlier than S.
c) The holiday was on Friday.
d) S worked overtime earlier than Q.
e) None of these
12. On which day did R work overtime?
a) Monday
b) Tuesday
c) Thursday
d) Friday
e) None of these
13. How many days’ gap was there between the days on which P and T worked overtime?
a) Three
b) Two
c) One
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these
14. When did T work overtime?
a) On the day previous to that on which S worked overtime
b) On the next day of the day on which Q worked overtime
c) Two days after the day on which S worked overtime
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):

1. D)   2. C)   3. A)   4. B)   5. B)
(6 – 10):
 Person Food Day K Thai Thursday B Italian Friday M Indian Saturday R Spanish Tuesday W Continental Sunday N Mexican Monday T Chinese Wednesday
6. E)   7. D)   8. C)   9. A)   10. B)
(11 – 14):
From the clues (i), (iii), (iv) (v) and (vi) we get three possible arrangements for Monday to Saturday. These arrangements are as follows:
1. R, Holiday, Q, T, S, P
2. T, S, P, R, Holiday, Q
3. S, P, R, Holiday, Q, T
Reject the possibilities 1 and 2 because of clue (ii). Hence, the arrangement 3 is the correct one. Thus, we get

11. D)   12. E)   13. A)   14. B)