Reasoning Ability Practice Puzzles – Set 84

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Reasoning Ability Practice Puzzles – Set 84
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Seven employee of an organisation are sitting in a straight line facing South. Each one of them belongs to a different states of India viz – Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Goa and Karnataka but not necessarily in the same order. B sits fourth to the right of the person who belongs to Goa. Either B or the person who belongs to Goa sits at the extreme ends of the line. Only one person sits between B and G. G belongs to MP. The person who belongs to Bihar sits third to the left of D. D is not an immediate neighbour of G. Only one person sits between E and the person who belongs to UP. A and C are immediate neighbours of each other. A does not belong to Goa. One who belongs to Jharkhand sits third to the left of the one who belongs to Karnatka.
1. Who belongs to Bihar?
a) B
b) E
c) D
d) F
e) None of these
2. Which of the following states of India does G belong to?
a) UP
b) Bihar
c) MP
d) Goa
e) Jharkhand
3. How many persons sit between the one who belongs to Karnatka and the one who belongs to Jharkhand?
a) None
b) Three
c) One
d) Two
e) Four
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) G – Jharkhand
b) E – MP
c) B – Bihar
d) D – UP
e) C – Rajasthan
5. Which of the following is true with respect to the given arrangement?
a) The one who belongs to Jharkhand is an immediate neighbour of D.
b) F belongs to Bihar.
c) E sits second to the right of the person who belongs to UP.
d) C and F are immediate neighbours of each other.
e) The one who belongs to Rajasthan sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow. 
Eight persons – Elesh, Vikram, Vinay, Denny, Ela, Farukh, Gurpreet and Hitesh – are sitting around a circular table facing away from the centre. Each of them likes a novel of a different writer, viz Chetan Bhagat, William Faulkner, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bob Mayor and Marcel Proust, but not necessarily in the same order. Elesh, who likes Leo Tolstoy, sits third to the right of Ela. The one who likes Marcel Proust sits second to the left of Denny, who likes the novel of Chetan Bhagat. Vinay, who likes William Faulkner, sits between the persons who like George Eliot and Marcel Proust. Denny sits second to the left of Vikram, who cannot sit adjacent to Ela. Gurpreet likes Bob Mayor and sits second to the right of Hitesh, who likes Charles Dickens.
6. What is the position of Denny with respect to the person who likes the novel of William Faulkner?
a) Third to the left
b) Third to the right
c) Second to the right
d) Fifth to the right
e) Fourth to the left
7. Which of the following combinations is definitely true?
a) Elesh – Marcel Proust
b) Hitesh – Chetan Bhagat
c) Ela – Bob Mayor
d) Farukh –Leo Tolstoy
e) Vikram – Mark Twain
8. How many persons are sitting between Ela and the person who likes the novel written by Leo Tolstoy (if counted from Ela in clockwise direction)?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) None
e) More than three
9. Who likes the novel of George Eliot?
a) Vikram
b) Denny
c) Ela
d) Farukh
e) Hitesh
10. Denny is related to ‘Marcel Proust’ and Gurpreet is related to Charles Dickens. In the same way, Farukh is related to whom among the following?
a) Chetan Bhagat
b) George Eliot
c) Bob Mayor
d) William Faulkner
e) Leo Tolstoy


Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions: 
Seven participants V, P, W, H, S, R and T from seven different cities, viz Tokyo, Sydney, Paris, Toronto, NewYork, Cape Town and London, but not necessarily in the same order, participate in a dance competition. All of them perform seven different dance styles, viz Flamenco, Tango, Contra, Ballet, Jazz, Folk and Swing, but not necessarily in the same order. The one who performs Contra does not belong to NewYork. P is from Paris and does not perform Ballet. The one who is from Toronto performs Flamenco. The one who is from Sydney performs neither Ballet nor Jazz. V is from London. S is from Tokyo and performs Folk dance. W performs Swing but he is neither from Cape Town nor from New York. H performs Tango and T performs Contra.
11. Which of the following statemement is not true?
a) R perform Flameco and belongs to Toronto.
b) T perform contra and belongs to Cape Town.
c) S perform fold and belongs to Tokyo
d) All are true
e) None of these
12. Which of the following combinations is correct?
a) Tokyo – Tango
b) NewYork – Folk
c) Cape Town – Contra
d) Cape Town – Folk
e) None of these
13. P performs which of the following dance styles?
a) Contra
b) Flamenco
c) Jazz
d) Tango
e) None of these
14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that doesn’t belong to that group?
a) Jazz-New York
b) Fold - Cape Town
c) Swing - London
d) Contra - Tokyo
e) Ballet – London
15. R is from which city?
a) Tokyo
b) Sydney
c) Cape Town
d) Toronto
e) None of these


Solutions:
(1 – 5)
Person
D
F
B
E
G
A
C
State
Rajasthan
UP
Karnataka
Bihar
MP
Jharkhand
Goa
1. B)   2. C)   3. D)   4. E)   5. E)  
(6 – 10):

6. B)   7. E)   8. B)   9. C)   10. B)  
(11 – 15):
Person
City
Dance Style
H
New York
Tango
P
Paris
Jazz
R
Toronto
Flamenco
S
Tokyo
Folk
T
Cape Town
Contra
V
London
Ballet
W
Sydney
Swing
11. D)   12. C)   13. C)   14. E)   15. D)