Reasoning Quiz – 129

Directions (Q. 1-4): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:

P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are seven friends working in three departments – Production, Marketing and Finance – with at least two friends in each department. Each of them has a different hobby, viz Reading, Teaching, Playing, Dancing, Singing, Cooking and Sleeping but not necessarily in the same order. R works in Finance department and his hobby is Sleeping. U’s hobby is neither Teaching nor Cooking and works in the same department as that of only V. Q works in the same department as that of P but is neither in Finance nor in Production. T’s department is not Finance and his hobby is Dancing. The one whose hobby is Reading does not work either in Production or in Marketing. P’s hobby is Playing. The one whose hobby is Sleeping does not work in Marketing. V’s hobby is not Teaching.

1. Which of the following departments has three persons together?
a) Production
b) Marketing
c) Finance
e) None of these

2. Which of the following is V’s department?
a) Production
b) Marketing
c) Finance
e) None of these

3. Which of the following is U’s hobby?
a) Teaching
b) Dancing
c) Cooking
e) None of these

4. Which of the following is S’s hobby?
a) Cooking
b) Playing
e) None of these

 Name Department Hobby P Marketing Playing Q Marketing Teaching R Finance Sleeping S Finance Reading T Marketing Dancing U Production Singing V Production Cooking

Directions (5-9): Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.

5. Rohini is in which direction of Rohit?
I. Raina is to the north of Rohit, Rupali is to the east of Raina and Rohini is to the south of Rupali.
II. Raina is to the west of Rupali. III.Rohit is to the east of Raina and Raina is to the west of Rohini.
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Only III
d) Both I and II
e) None of these

None of these. We can’t say exactly in which direction Rohini is of Rohit. The three possible directions are northeast, east and south-east. Thus I alone is not sufficient. From II. Nothing is mentioned about Rohini and Rohit. So II alone is not sufficient. From III. There are two possibilities: Raina, Rohit, Rohini or Raina, Rohini, Rohit So, we can’t say the exact direction. Thus, III alone is not sufficient. From I and II. We can’t find the directions. From I and III. Rohini is to the east of Rohit.

6. Among Pooja, Priya, Pushpa, Pinki, Punam and Padma, who is the tallest?
I. Priya is taller than Pooja and Punam.
II. Padma is taller than Priya but shorter than Pinki, who is not the tallest.
III. Pooja is not the shortest.
a) Only I and II
b) Only II and III
c) Only I and III
d) All I, II and III
e) II and either I or III

Only I and II. From I. Priya > Pooja and Punam From II. Pinki > Padma > Priya and Pinki is not the tallest. From III. Pooja is not the shortest. From I and II. Pinki > Padma > Priya > Pooja, Punam. Since Pinki is not the tallest, it must be Pushpa who is the tallest. Thus, only I and II together are sufficient. From II and III, No definite relationship. From I and III. We can’t say who is the tallest as nothing is mentioned about Pushpa, Pinki and Padma.

7. How is ‘R’ related to ‘Q’?
I.‘T’ is wife of one of the sons of ‘Y’ and mother of grandson of father of ‘X’.
II.‘X’ is father of ‘Q’ but ‘Q’ is not daughter of wife of ‘X’.
III.‘R’ is brother of ‘P’, who is granddaughter of father-in-law of mother of ‘R’.
a) None
b) Any one of them
c) Only III
d) All the information even together are not sufficient.
e) None of these

All the information even together are not sufficient. Statement III has no relation either with statement I or with II. In statement III, Q is not being talked about. Similarly, in statement I and II, R is not being talked about. Hence all the three statements even together are not sufficient.

8. Which date in April is definitely Manish’s father’s birthday?
I. Manish correctly remembers that his father’s birthday is after fourteenth but before nineteenth of April.
II. Manish’s sister correctly remembers that their father’s birthday is after sixteenth but before twenty-first of April.
III. Manish’s brother correctly remembers that their father’s birthday is after sixteenth but before twenty-second of April.
a) Only I and II
b) Only II and III
c) Only I and III
d) Only I
e) None of these

None of these. From I, According to Manish, possible dates are 15, 16, 17, 18. From II. According to Manish’s sister, possible dates are 17, 18, 19, 20. From III. According to Manish’s brother, possible dates are 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. Combining I, II and III, Possible dates are 17, 18 Thus, we can’t find the exact date.

9. In a hockey match, how many goals did Tanuja score?
I. Tanuja didn’t score the highest number of goals.
II. Tanuja, Mohit and Karuna scored equal number of goals.
III. The total goals scored by Mohit, Rinki, and Karuna is 12 and Rinki scored as many goals as Mohit and Karuna together.
a) Only I and II
b) Only II and III
c) Only I and III
d) All I, II and III together
e) None of these