Reasoning Quiz

Dear PaGaLGuy readers, General Reasoning forms an integral part of a number of competitive examinations, such as the SSC CGL, SSC CHSL exams, Banking Entrance exams, UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination, MBA entrance exams, Combined Defence Service Examination, etc.

Given the importance of this section we bring you a Reasoning Quiz to help you practise and sharpen your reasoning ability. This quiz has questions from the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10 + 2) Examination, December 2011. Solve this quiz and leave your responses/answers in the comments section below. We will soon let you know the correct answers!

1. Kalpana travelled from Point B straight to C, a distance of 8 ft. She turned left and walked 5 ft away. Again, she turned left and walked 7 ft and finally turned left and walked 5 ft. How far is she from the starting point?

(a)3 ft            (b) 4 ft               (c) 1 ft                (d) 5 ft

2. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.

Statements: Teaching is an art

                    Drawing is also an art

Conclusions: I. All artists are teachers

                        II. All artists know to draw pictures

  1. Only conclusion I follows
  2. Only Conclusion II follows
  3. Neither conclusions I nor II follows
  4. Both conclusions I and II follow

3. Two statements are given followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.

Statements: All goats are tigers

                     All tigers are lions

Conclusions: I. All tigers are goats

                      II. All lions are tigers

                      III. No goat is a lion

                      IV. No lion is a goat

  1. Either II or III follows
  2. Either II or IV follows
  3. Either I or III follows
  4. None of the conclusions follow

4. A solid cube of 4 inches has been painted Red, Green and Black on pairs of opposite faces.

It is then cut into one inch cubes. How many cubes have only four faces painted?

(a) 0               (b) 4                (c) 8                 (d) 16

5. A, B, C, D and E are standing in a line facing north. E is standing 40 m left of B. A is standing 20 m left of C. D is standing 20 m right of E, and 50 m right of C. What is the distance between A and B?

(a) 70 m         (b) 80 m              (c) 90 m          (d) 100 m

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