Reasoning
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Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information
carefully and answer the given questions.
In a sports event, different games are scheduled to be held
on seven days, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. Two games are scheduled
to be held on Saturday as well as on Sunday and one game on each of the
remaining five days. The games to be held in these seven days are: Basketball,
football, boxing, sprinting, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, wrestling and
cycling, but not necessarily in the same order.
Shooing is scheduled to be held on Thursday. Boxing and
cycling are scheduled to be held on the same day. Wrestling is scheduled to be
held three days before basketball, i.e. two sports are scheduled between
wrestling and basketball; wrestling is not scheduled to be held on Wednesday. Weightlifting
is scheduled immediately after the day boxing is scheduled. Football is
scheduled immediately after the day wrestling is scheduled. Swimming is not
scheduled on Monday.
1. Which of the following games is scheduled to be
held on Friday?
(a) Basketball
(b) Wrestling
(c) Swimming
(d) Weightlifting
(e) Sprinting
2. Which of the following games is scheduled to be
held on Sunday?
(a) Football
(b) Wrestling
(c) Basketball
(d) Cycling
(e) Swimming
3. On which of the following days is sprinting
scheduled?
(a) Saturday
(b) Friday
(c) Wednesday
(d) Monday
(e) Cannot be determined
4. On which of the following days is weightlifting
scheduled?
(a) Monday
(b) Tuesday
(c) Wednesday
(d) Friday
(e) Sunday
5. Shooting is related to Basketball in the same
way as Wrestling is related to
(a) Sprinting
(b) Football
(c) Shooting
(d) Weightlifting
(e) Boxing
Directions (6 – 9): Study the following information
carefully and answer the given questions.
Eight friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H went for shopping.
Each of them spent in the multiples of Rs. 250/ i.e., Rs.250/, Rs.500/ …. up
to Rs.2000/ not necessarily in the same order. After shopping, they went to a
restaurant and all of them sat on a circular table facing the centre.
i. The one who spent Rs.1750/ is three places to the right
of D.
ii. The difference in the amounts spent by H and E is maximum
possible and they are sitting opposite to each other.
iii. G spends more than B.
iv. There is exactly one person between C and the one who
spends Rs.250/ and C is not adjacent to D.
v. Only for one pair of persons who are sitting opposite to
each other, the difference between their spending is Rs.1000/
vi. A spends Rs.750/ and is adjacent to the person who
spends least.
vii. The one who spends Rs.1250/ is three places to the left
of E, who sits three places to the left of D.
viii. A sits sixth to the left of F and there are exactly two
persons sitting between F and H.
ix. The difference between the amount spent by D and the one
to its immediate right is same as the amount spent by D and the one to its
immediate left.
6. What amount is spent by B?
(a) Rs.1500/
(b) Rs.750/
(c) Rs.1000/
(d) Rs.2000/
(e) Rs.2500/
7. Who among the following sits immediate right of
the person who spends Rs.1500/?
(a) H
(b) The person who spends Rs.1000/
(c) G
(d) the person who spends Rs.750/
(e) None of these
8. What is the difference between the amount spent
by F and H?
(a) Rs.1750
(b) Rs.1500
(c) Rs.1250
(d) Rs.1000
(e) Rs.750
9. Four of the following persons are alike in a
certain manner find who is different from others?
(a) AB
(b) FE
(c) GH
(d) DH
(e) CF
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
1. Swimming is not
scheduled on Monday
2. Shooting is scheduled
on Thursday
3. Since Weight Lifting
is scheduled immediately after boxing so Weight lifting cannot be on Friday
4. Since Shooting is
scheduled on Thursday therefore Wrestling cannot be on Monday, because we are
given by the statement that between Wrestling and Basketball there must be two
games so if Wrestling is scheduled on Monday it will not possible for Basketball
to schedule after three days
5. Boxing and Cycling are
on the same day so both will be on the same day so they will be on either
Sunday or Saturday, since Weightlifting is scheduled after Boxing Therefore
Boxing and Cycling would be on Saturday and Weight Lifting would scheduled on
Sunday
6. Wrestling cannot be
scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday so Wresting is scheduled on
Tuesday and Basketball would be scheduled on Friday
Days

Games

Monday

Sprinting

Tuesday

Wrestling

Wednesday

Football

Thursday

Shooting

Friday

Basketball

Saturday

Boxing, Cycling

Sunday

Weightlifting,
Swimming

1. a) 2. e) 3. d)
4. e) 5. b)
(6 – 10):
6. d) 7. a) 8. b)
9. c)