Analytical Reasoning

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Q: Six swimmers A, B, C, D, E, F compete in a race. The outcome is as follows. i. B does not win. ii. Only two swimmers separate E & D iii. A is behind D & E iv. B is ahead of E , with one swimmer intervening v. F is a head of D Question:How many swimmers seperate A and F ? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4 (e) cannot be determined

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  

Q: 7 persons live in a street, having houses in line. Consider the following: 1. A lives in the corner’s house 2. C is between E and G 3. There is 1 house between D and F 4. F is neighbor of G 5. There are two houses between A and G Question: __________ is neighbor of A?

(a) :  F
(b) :  E
(c) :  D
(d) :  C
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  E
Explanation:  

Q: In a car exhibition, seven cars of seven different companies viz. I10, Ambassador, Palio, Alto K10, Benz, Figo and BMW were displayed in a row, facing east such that :I10 car was to the immediate right of BMW . BMW was fourth to the right of Palio . Alto K10 car was between Ambassador and Figo . Palio , which was third to the left of Ambassador car, was at one of the ends. Assume visitors are facing east, which car is in the extreme right in the visitors perspective? A. Palio B. Figo C. BMW D. I10

(a) :  a
(b) :  b
(c) :  c
(d) :  d
(e) :  none of these
Answer:  d
Explanation:  

Q: Eight dogs in an obedience class are learning to follow two commands—"heel" and "stay." Each dog is either a shepherd, a retriever, or a terrier, and each of these three breeds is represented at least once among the group. All female dogs in the group are retrievers. The results of the first lesson are as follows: 1. At least two of the dogs have learned to follow the "heel" command, but not the "stay" command. 2. At least two of the dogs have learned to follow the "stay" command, but not the "heel" command. 3. At least one of the dogs has learned to follow both commands. 4. Among the eight dogs, only terriers have learned to follow the "stay" command. Question: Which of the following statements CANNOT be true? (A) The group includes more females than males. (B) The group includes fewer terriers than ...........shepherds. (C) The group includes more shepherds than ...........retrievers. (D) More of the dogs have learned to stay than to...........heel. (E) More of the dogs have learned to heel than to..........stay.

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  A
Explanation:  

Q: A TV channel is going to telecast 6 soppy soaps over the week – Sob, Cry, Weep, Wail, Lament and Moan. One of these will be telecast each day from Monday to Saturday, with Sunday being a FunDay. The conditions specified by the Boss are as follows: A. Sob must be telecast earlier in the week than Lament. B. Weep must be telecast on Tuesday C. Wail must be telecast on the day immediately before or immediately after the day on which Cry is telecast Questions:If Wail is to be featured on Thursday, the latest day on which Sob can be telecast is a) Monday b) Tuesday c) Wednesday d) Friday e) Saturday

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  

Q: As part of their sports physical, seven college athletes F, G, H, I, J, K and L are being weighed. In announcing the results of the physical exams, the coach has given the following information. i. None of the athletes is exactly the same weight as another athlete. ii. K is heavier than L, but lighter than H. iii. I is heavier than J iv. Both F and G are heavier than H. Question: Which of the following, if true, would be sufficient to determine which athlete is the lightest? A. I is the heaviest B. I is lighter than K C. K is heavier than J D. J is heavier than K E. Exactly five students are lighter than F.

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  

Q: (1) The microbe A causes the contagious disease A. (2) The first symptoms appear after a period of two days since the microbe A enters the body. (3) The microbe A is found in some flies and bees. (4) A fly bit Jack on Monday, February 6. (5) Nick worked with Jack the next day, Tuesday, February 7. There were no other possibilities of exposure to Disease A. Question: In case Nick displayed symptoms of the disease A, which among the following would be true? (A) I only (B) II only (C) III only (D) II and III only (E) I, II and III

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  

Q: There are three on-off switches on a control panel A, B, and C. They have to be changed from an initial setting to a second setting according to the following conditions: In case only switch A is the switch on in the initial setting, then turn on switch B. In case switches A and B are the only switches on in the initial setting, then turn on switch C. In case all the three switches are on initially setting, then turn off the switch C. For any other initial setting, turn on all switches that are off and turn off all switches, if any, that are on. Question: Which among the following initial settings leads to a second setting, where only one switch is off? A. A on, B on, C off. B. A on, B off, C on. C. A off, B on, C on. D. A off, B on, C off. E. A off, B off, C off.

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  

Q: Nine individuals - Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S and R - are the only candidates, who can serve on three committees-- A, B and C, and each candidate should serve on exactly one of the committees. Committee A should consist of exactly one member more than committee B. It is possible that there are no members of committee C. Among Z, Y and X none can serve on committee A. Among W, V and U none can serve on committee G. Among T, S and R none can serve on committee C. Question: Question: Of the nine individuals, the largest number that can serve together on committee C is A. 9 B. 8 C. 7 D. 6 E. 5

(a) :  A
(b) :  B
(c) :  C
(d) :  D
(e) :  E
Answer:  D
Explanation:  
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