Reasoning Mock Test - 8


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QUESTION: 1

Unless women are empowered, the country will not progress. To achieve this goal, our strategy should be to ensure “equal pay for equal work” and thereby end discrimination against women in the work place.Which of the following, if true, strengthens the above proposition?

Solution:

The correct option is B.

The reason why womens dont get paid equally is all because they are treated subserviently in most houses. If they are not treated equally at home then how can one expect that women will be treated equally outside.

QUESTION: 2

If we have to remove poverty, we must industralise our economy. But industrialization causes pollution and depletes natural resources. It is again poor people who would be hard hit by the impact of industralisation.Which of the following it true, would break the vicious circle envisaged above.

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

Directions (Q. 3-5): In each of the following questions, there is a certain relation between two given words on one side of :: and one word is given on the other side of ::.

Encircle the suitable word to be put on the other side from the give alternatives.

Q. 

Breeze : Cyclone :: Drizzle : ?

Solution:

Drizzle is related to Downpour.

QUESTION: 4

Encircle the suitable word to be put on the other side from the give alternatives.

Q. 

Genuine : Authentic :: ? : Illusion

Solution:

Illusion is related to Mirage

QUESTION: 5

Encircle the suitable word to be put on the other side from the give alternatives.

Q. 

Oceans : Deserts :: Waves : ?

Solution:

Waves is related to Sand dunes

QUESTION: 6

A started walking towards North. After walking 30 metres, he turned left and walked 40 metres. He then turned left and walked 30 metres. He again turned left and walked 50 metres. How far is he from his original position?

Solution:

QUESTION: 7

From his house, a went 10 kms to the North. Then he turned West and covered 10 kms. Then he turned towards South and covered 5 kms. Finally turning towards his left, he covered 10 kms. In which direction is he from his house.

Solution:

QUESTION: 8

A man walks 1 km towards East and then he turns to South and walks 5 km. Again he turns to Eastand walks 2 km, after this he turns to North and walks 9 km. Now, how far is he from his startingpoint?

Solution:


The movements of the man are as shown in
Fig. (A to B, B to C, C to D, D to E).
Clearly, DF = BC = 5 km.
EF = (DE - DF) = (9 - 5) km = 4 km.
BF = CD = 2 km.
AF = AB + BF = AB + CD = (1 + 2) km
= 3 km.
∴ Man’s distance from starting point A

QUESTION: 9

Directions (Q. 9 - 13): The given passage is followed by several inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage, decide upon the degree of truth or falsehood. Then choose your answer accordingly by encircling the right answer from the alternatives provided.

Passage

The caffeine in one morning’s coffee or tea may improve the complex reasoning ability of extroverts but has the opposite effect on introverts. More than 700 people were given caffeine equal to no more than three cups of the coffee and then tested on word analogies, sentence complexion, and identification of antonyms. The researchers believe that the caffeine was beneficial to the extroverts in the morning because they take longer to wake up. Introvert is more alert in the morning and become over stimulated by the drug, which interferes with the reasoning power.

Q.

The adverse effect on the reasoning power of introverts is not due to caffeine. This statement is

Solution:

The correct option is C.

The adverse effect on the reasoning power of introverts is not due to caffeine.

The given fact directly follows from the last sentence of the passage.

Hence, it is definitely false.

QUESTION: 10

The caffeine in one morning’s coffee or tea may improve the complex reasoning ability of extroverts but has the opposite effect on introverts. More than 700 people were given caffeine equal to no more than three cups of the coffee and then tested on word analogies, sentence complexion, and identification of antonyms. The researchers believe that the caffeine was beneficial to the extroverts in the morning because they take longer to wake up. Introvert is more alert in the morning and become over stimulated by the drug, which interferes with the reasoning power.

Q. 

Caffeine has great effect early in the morning. This statement is

Solution:

The correct option is B.

Caffeine has a greater effect early in the morning.

Here, the passage talks of the effect of caffeine in early morning only.

So, the given fact is quite probable.

QUESTION: 11

The caffeine in one morning’s coffee or tea may improve the complex reasoning ability of extroverts but has the opposite effect on introverts. More than 700 people were given caffeine equal to no more than three cups of the coffee and then tested on word analogies, sentence complexion, and identification of antonyms. The researchers believe that the caffeine was beneficial to the extroverts in the morning because they take longer to wake up. Introvert is more alert in the morning and become over stimulated by the drug, which interferes with the reasoning power.

Q. 

Extrovert doesn’t find caffeine beneficial in the evening. This statement is

Solution:

The correct option is A.
Extroverts do not find caffeine beneficial in the evening.
Nothing about the effect of caffeine in the evening is mentioned in the passage.
Hence, data is inadequate

QUESTION: 12

The caffeine in one morning’s coffee or tea may improve the complex reasoning ability of extroverts but has the opposite effect on introverts. More than 700 people were given caffeine equal to no more than three cups of the coffee and then tested on word analogies, sentence complexion, and identification of antonyms. The researchers believe that the caffeine was beneficial to the extroverts in the morning because they take longer to wake up. Introvert is more alert in the morning and become over stimulated by the drug, which interferes with the reasoning power.

Q. 

Complex reasoning ability is made up of word analogies, sentence completion and identification of antonyms. This statement is

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

The caffeine in one morning’s coffee or tea may improve the complex reasoning ability of extroverts but has the opposite effect on introverts. More than 700 people were given caffeine equal to no more than three cups of the coffee and then tested on word analogies, sentence complexion, and identification of antonyms. The researchers believe that the caffeine was beneficial to the extroverts in the morning because they take longer to wake up. Introvert is more alert in the morning and become over stimulated by the drug, which interferes with the reasoning power.

Q

Caffeine affects reasoning ability of people who drink tea or coffee. This statement is

Solution:

The correct option is A.
Caffeine affects the reasoning ability of people who drink tea or coffee. It has different effect on extroverts and introverts 
The given fact directly follows from the first sentence of the passage.
Therefore, it is definitely true.
 

QUESTION: 14

Directions (Q. 14 - 16): In the following questions, two statements are given followed by two inferences A and B. Assuming the statements are true, determine or encircle your answer.

Q.

Statements:

1. All liquor is water.

2. No water is bitter.

Inference

I. No liquor is water.

II. No bitter thing is liquor

Judgment:

Solution:


QUESTION: 15

In this questions, two statements are given followed by two inferences A and B. Assuming the statements are true, determine or encircle your answer.

Q. 

Statements:

1. Some Doctors are fools.

2. Some fools are rich.

Inference:

I. Some Doctors are rich.

II. Some rich are Doctors.

Judgment:

Solution:


QUESTION: 16

In this questions, two statements are given followed by two inferences A and B. Assuming the statements are true, determine or encircle your answer.

Q. 

Statements:

1. Some swords are sharp.

2. All swords are rusty.

Inference:

I. Some rusty things are sharp

II. Some rusty things are not sharp.

Judgment:

Solution:


QUESTION: 17

Directions (Q. 17 - 18): In each questions below there is a statement followed by two assumption I and II. You have to consider the statement and the assumptions and judge which assumption is implicit in the statement.

Q. 

Statement: The patient’s condition would improve after the operation.

Assumptions:

I. A patient can be operated upon in this condition.

II. The patient cannot be operated in this condition.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

In this questions below there is a statement followed by two assumption I and II. You have to consider the statement and the assumptions and judge which assumption is implicit in the statement.

Q. 

Statement: “You are hereby appointed as a programmer with a probation period of one year and your performance will be reviewed at the end of the period for confirmation.”

Assumption:

I. The performance of the individual generally is not known at the time of the appointment.

II. Generally an individual tries to prove his worth in the probation period.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

Directions (Q. 19 - 20): In the following questions, two statements are given with four possible conclusions. You have to Judge and encircle the conclusions you find logical.

Q. 

Statements

1. The patients who were suffering from malaria were given aspirin.

2. All patients who were given aspirin were suffering from typhoid.

Possible conclusions:

I. No other medicine was available except aspirin.

II. All typhoid patients has malaria.

III. The malaria patients had typhoid as well.

IV. The symptoms of both diseases are the same.

Judgment:

Solution:

The correct option is D.
 typhoid and malaria share similar symptomatology and epidemiology.

QUESTION: 20

In this questions, two statements are given with four possible conclusions. You have to Judge and encircle the conclusions you find logical.

Q. 

Statements

1. All persons who wear caps are either bald or rheumatic.

2. All baldies are business tycoons.

Possible conclusions:

I. Some business tycoons wear caps.

II. All business tycoons suffer from rheumatism.

III. Some rheumatic persons are business tycoons.

IV. No person who wears a cap is rheumatic as well as bald.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

Directions (Q. 21 - 22): In the following questions a statement or a group of statements is followed by a conclusion. Judge the conclusion, which logically follows from the given statement.

Q. 

Statement/Group of Statements

The Government is soon going to introduce a bill, which would permit instituting private universities under very strict directions.

Conclusions:

I. Government gives directions to establish anything in private sector.

II. Directions can be issued by the Government without informing the Parliament.

III. Demand for more Universities has been stepped up.

IV. Unless and until the directions are given, the Private universities can charge any fee.

V. We have some private universities even now.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

In this questions a statement or a group of statements is followed by a conclusion. Judge the conclusion, which logically follows from the given statement.

Q. 

Statement/Group of Statements

None but rich can afford air travel. Some of those who travel by air become sick.

Conclusions:

I. All rich persons travel by air.

II. Those who travel by air become sick.

III. All the rich persons become sick.

IV. All those who travel by air are rich.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

Directions (Q. 23): For each of the following statements there are probably two inferences given. Judge by encircling the appropriate one, which you consider as correct.

Q. 

Statement: it is quarter past four by my watch.

Inferences:

I. My watch is out of order.

II. My watch keeps correct time.

Judgment:

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

0, 7, 26, 63, 124, 215, ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 25

7, 15, 32, ?, 138, 281   

Solution:

QUESTION: 26

In a certain code, ‘BOYS’ is written as ‘SBYO’ and ‘PAPERS’ is written as ‘SPRAEP’. How is ‘MEDICINE’ written in that code?

Solution:

QUESTION: 27

If it is possible to make only one meaningful word with the second, the fifth, the sixth and the seventh letters of the word GENEROSITY, then which of the following will be the first letter of that word? If no such word can be formed, then give ‘X’ as the answer; if two such words can be formed, give ‘W’ as the answer and if more than two such words can be formed, give ‘M’ as the answer?

Solution:

The second, fifth, sixth and seventh letters of the word GENEROSITY are E, R, O and S respectively. The words formed are ROSE, SORE and ORES

QUESTION: 28

Directions (28-30): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below:

A B, C, D, E and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives, one professor, one engineer, one accountant and one lawyer in the group. There are only two married couples in the group. The lawyer is married to D, who is a housewife. No woman in the group is either an engineer or an accountant. C, the accountant is married to F who is a professor. A is married to a housewife. E is not a housewife.

Q. 

Which of the following is one of the married couples?

Solution:


QUESTION: 29

A B, C, D, E and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives, one professor, one engineer, one accountant and one lawyer in the group. There are only two married couples in the group. The lawyer is married to D, who is a housewife. No woman in the group is either an engineer or an accountant. C, the accountant is married to F who is a professor. A is married to a housewife. E is not a housewife.

Q. 

What is E's profession?

Solution:


QUESTION: 30

A B, C, D, E and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives, one professor, one engineer, one accountant and one lawyer in the group. There are only two married couples in the group. The lawyer is married to D, who is a housewife. No woman in the group is either an engineer or an accountant. C, the accountant is married to F who is a professor. A is married to a housewife. E is not a housewife.

Q. 

How many members of group are males?

Solution:


QUESTION: 31

In a group of six children, Q is taller than P but not as tall as L. M is taller than N and O, but not as tall as P. Who is the shortest among them?

Solution:

Q > P
L > Q
M > N, O
Either N or O.
L > Q > P > M > N, O
Therefore Data is Inadequate

QUESTION: 32

If 21st July, 1999 is a Wednesday, what would have been the day of the week on 21st July, 1947?

Solution:

21 July 1999 – Wednesday
No. of days b/w 21 July 1947 and 21 July 1999
= 52 yrs + 366 days
= 13 leap years + 39 ordinary yrs +366 days
(∴ 52/4 = 13 leap yrs)
= (13 x 2) odd days + (39 x 1) odd days + 2 odd days
(∴ leap yr = 2 odd days, an ordinary year = 1 odd days)
(26+39+2) = 67/7 = 4 odd days
(21 July 1947 = Wednesday – 4 days
= Saturday

QUESTION: 33

 The angle between the minute hand and the hour hand of a clock when the time is 8.30, is

Solution:

At 8 o’ clock, the hour hand is at 240 degrees from the vertical.

In 30 minutes,
Hour hand = 240 + 30 x (0.5) = 240 + 15 = 255 (The hour hand moves at 0.5 dpm)

Minute hand = 30 x (6) = 180 (The minute hand moves at 6 dpm)

Difference or angle between the hands = 255 - 180 = 75 degrees.
 

QUESTION: 34

A man walks 1 km to East and then he turns to South and walks 5 km. Again he turns to East and walks 2 km. After this he turns to North and walks 9 km. Now, how far is he from his starting point?

Solution:

Man's Movement :

The last position of the man is P and OEP is a Right angled triangle in which
EP = 3 km and OE = 4 km
Thus,
OP = √(32 +42)
OP = √25
OP = 5 km.

QUESTION: 35

At 3.40, the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock form an angle of:

Solution:



150° - 20° = 130°

QUESTION: 36

Richard is fifteenth from the front in a column of boys. There were thrice as many behind him as there were in front. How many boys are there between Richard and the seventh boy from the end of the column?

Solution:


Total Students = 14 + Richard + 42
= 57
Total Students = 1’s position from Left (L) + Between students + 1’s position from Right (R)

QUESTION: 37

If it is possible to make a meaningful word with the third, fifth, eighth and tenth letters of the word "DISTRIBUTE', which of the following will be the third letter of that word ? If no such word can be made, give X as the answer and if more than one such word can be made, give M as the answer.

Solution:

The correct answer should be M.

As more than one word can be formed - sure, user

QUESTION: 38

Mr. X, a mathematician, defines a number as ‘connected with 6’ if it is divisible by 6 or if the sum of its digits is 6, or if 6 is one of the digits of the number. Other numbers are all ‘not connected with 6’. As per this definition, the number of integers from 1 to 60 (both inclusive) which are not connected with 6 is

Solution:

Let d and s represent the number of daughters and sons respectively. Then, we have: d – 1 = s and 2(s - 1) = d.
Solving these two equations, we get: d = 4, s = 3.

QUESTION: 39

Between two book-ends in your study are displayed your five favourite puzzle books. If you decide to arrange the five books in every possible combination and moved just one book every minute, how long would it take you?

Solution:

Number from 1 to 60, which are divisible by 6 are: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60.
There are 10 such numbers.
Numbers, from 1 to 60, the sum of whose digits is 6 are: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51, 60.
There are 7 such numbers of which 4 are common to the above ones. So, there are 3 such uncommon numbers.
Numbers from 1 to 60, which have 6 as one of the digits are 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 60.
Clearly, there are 4 such uncommon numbers.
So, numbers ‘not connected with 6’ = 60 – (10 + 3 + 4) = 43.

QUESTION: 40

In a certain code language, TEACHER is written as VGCEJGT. How is CHILDREN written in that code?

Solution:

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