Reasoning Ability High Level Practice Puzzles

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Reasoning Ability High Level Practice Puzzles
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i) There are six neighbours - Mr. Sharma, Mr. Tendulkar, Mr. Dravid, Mr. Johar and Mr. Aiyar - living in a triple-storey building with six flats.
(ii) Those who have four or more children occupy the top floor.
(iii) The lawyer has a Kelvinator fridge while the CA has Godrej.
(iv) The ground floor occupants have a cheerful disposition.
(v) Mr. Tendulkar, a cricketer, has three children.
(vi) Mr. Dravid, an unmarried man, occupies the middle floor.
(vii) Mr. Johar and Mr. Aiyar have gloomy dispositions while the rest are cheerful.
(viii) Mr. Prasad, a middle floor occupant, owns a Voltas fridge.
(ix) One of the neighbours having two children each, owns a Videocon fridge and is a journalist.
(x) Two neighbours, of whom one is a teacher, do not own a fridge.
(xi) The teacher does not stay on the top floor.
1. Which fridge does Mr. Dravid own?
a) Godrej
b) Kelvinator
c) Godrej or Kelvinator
d) No fridge
e) None of these
20. What is Mr. Prasad's profession?
a) Teacher
b) Lawyer
c) Journalist
d) Can't be determined
e) None of these
3. Who among the following occupies the top floor?
a) Mr. Sharma
b) Mr. Johar
c) Mr. Dravid
d) Mr. Prasad
e) None of these
4. How many children does Mr. Sharma have?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) None of these
5. What is the least number of children possible in the entire building?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 15
d) 18
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions following it:
A hostel accomodates 12 persons in six rooms. The persons are A, B, C, D, E, F, P, Q, R, S, T and U. The rooms are #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6. Each room of the hostel is coloured with different colours. Those colours are: blue, green, yellow, beige, pink and white. Each room accomodates only two persons.
A, B, Q, R, T and U are the only males in the group. Females rooms are odd-numbered whereas males rooms are even-numbered.
A and B share a room. C's roommate is not D. E does not live in #6, which is yellow. Neither room #5 nor room #4 is blue or beige. The pink room has an odd number but it is not room #3. F lives in room #5 with D. P's roommate is not S. The blue room is even-numbered. R lives in the green room whereas D lives in the white room. S does not live in room #3. T's room is blue.
6. Who among the following are accommodate in the pink-coloured room?
a) E and S
b) C and S
c) P and C
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
7. Who among the following are accommodate in room #3?
a) P and C
b) P and E
c) C and E
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
8. In which room are A and B accommodated?
a) #2
b) #4
c) #6
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
9. Which of the following statements is/are definitely true?
I. U is the partner of T.
II. Q is the partner of T.
III. R is the partner of Q.
IV. U is the partner of R.
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Only III
d) Both I and III
e) None of these
5. Which of the following statements is/are definitely false?
I. A and B are accommodate in the yellow room.
II. Q is accommodated either in the blue room or in the green room.
III. C is accommodate either in the pink room or in the beige room.
IV. U is accommodate in the room #2.
a) None
b) Only IV
c) Only I and IV
d) Only II and IV
e) All are true
Directions (11 – 15): Read the following carefully and answer the given questions:
10 friends (5 boys P, Q, R, S and T and 5 girls A, E, I, O and U) are playing a game and they are sitting in a circle. The distance between every two friends is equal. Two boys and two girls are facing opposite to the centre of the circle and other 6 friends are facing towards the centre of the circle.
A is the fourth to the left of O, who is third to the right of P. R is second to the right of T, who is not near to E. There are three friends between I and R. S is second to the left of U and facing the centre of the circle. P and E are sitting opposite and facing each other. I is second to the left of Q. A is facing opposite to the centre of the circle. More than three boys or girls are not sitting together. Not more than two friends who are facing opposite to the centre of the circle are sitting together.
11. Which two girls are sitting facing opposite to the centre of the circle?
a) I and U
b) O and A
c) E and I
d) O and E
e) O and I
12. Which of the following boys is not sitting between two girls?
a) P
b) Q
c) R
d) S
e) Both P and S
13. What is the position of I vis-a-vis A?
a) Immediate left
b) Immediate right
c) Opposite
d) Both (a) and (c)
e) None of these
14. Which two boys are facing opposite to the centre of the circle?
a) R and Q
b) Q and P
c) R and T
d) Can't be determined
e) All of the above are possible
15. How many persons are sitting between S and Q?
a) Four
b) Three
c) Two
d) One
e) Either (a) or (c)
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Neighbour
No. of children
Profession
Floor
Fridge
Disposition
S
2
Jour
Ground
Videocon
Cheer
T
3
Cri
Ground
None
Cheer
D
0
Teach
Middle
None
Cheer
P
2
Middle
Voltas
Cheer
J
3+
Law or CA
Top
Kel / God
Gloomy
A
3+
Law or CA
Top
Kel / God
Gloomy
1. D)   2. D)   3. B)   4. C)  
5. C) 2 + 3 + 0 + 2 + 4 (at least) + 4 (at least) = 15 
(6 – 10):
Room No.
Persons
Colour of the House
#1
E or C and S
Pink
#2
U or Q and T
Blue
#3
C or E and P
Beige
#4
Q or U and R
Green
#5
F and D
White
#6
A and B
Yellow
6. D)   7. D)   8. C)   9. E)   10. A)  
(11 – 15):

11. B)   12. E)   13. A)   14. A)   15. C)