Reasoning Practice Puzzles Set - 1

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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
d) Data Inadequate
e) None of these
3. What is the profession of R?
a) Professor
b) Travel Agent
c) Doctor
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
4. Who is the Doctor?
a) R
b) S
c) L
d) Data inadequate
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
d) Data inadequate
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
d) Data inadequate
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
d) Data inadequate
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)