Monday, August 31, 2015

Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 - Set 18 - Puzzle


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Directions(Q.1-5): Study the following paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.

Five golfers C, D, E, F and G play a series of matches in which the following are always true of the results. Either C is the last and G is the 1st or C is the 1st and G is the last. D finishes ahead of E. Every golfer plays in and finishes every match. There are no ties in any match, i.e. no two players ever finish in the same position in a match.


1. Which of the following cannot be true ?
(a) E finishes second.
(b) F finishes second.
(c) E finishes ahead of F.
(d) F finishes ahead of D.
(e) None of these






Solutions -Either C or G has to be first and D has to come before E. Hence, E cannot, finish second. 


2. If D finishes third, then which of the following must be true?
(a) G finishes first.
(b) E finishes ahead of F.
(c) F finishes ahead of E.
(d) F finishes behind D.
(e) None of these






Solutions -F finishes second when D finishes third. Thus F finishes ahead of E. 


3. If C finishes first, then in how many different orders is it possible for the other golfers to finish?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
(e) None of these






Solutions - In the event of C finishing first, G finishes last and we will have the following three possible ordering of finishes. CFDEG, CDEFG and CDFEG.


4. Which of the following additional conditions make it certain that F finishes second ?
(a) C finishes ahead of D.
(b) D finishes ahead of F.
(c) F finishes ahead of D.
(d) D finishes behind G.
(e) None of these






Solutions - When F finishes ahead of D, than F will definitely finish at the second place.


5. If exactly one golfer finishes between C and D, then which of the following must be true?
(a) C finishes first.
(b) G finishes first.
(c) F finishes third.
(d) E finished fourth.
(e) None of these






Solutions -When there is exactly one golfer between C and D, then E finishes at the fourth place. 


Directions(Q.6-10): Study the following paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.

A shopkeeper placed eight varieties of cloth pieces of different colours viz. brown, pink, green, white, blue, violet, black and yellow, in a row such that blue cloth is placed fifth from the left end. Green is placed to the extreme right. White cloth is to the second to the left of blue. Violet cloth is exactly in between blue and white. Black is sixth to the left of green and fourth to the left of brown. Pink is not the third to the right of violet.

6. Which colour cloth is placed fifth to the left of yellow?
(a) Violet
(b) Brown
(c) Green
(d) White
(e) None of these


7. Which of the following is definitely true?
(a) Green cloth is second to the right of yellow.
(b) White cloth is placed fifth to the left of brown.
(c) White cloth is placed exactly in between violet and black.
(d) Pink cloth occupies second position from the left end.
(e) All are true.


8. Which colour cloth is third to the left of Brown ?
(a) Yellow
(b) Blue
(c) Green
(d) White
(e) Pink


9. Which of the following is the correct position' of Yellow with respect to Pink?
(a) Sixth to the right
(b) Sixth to the left
(c) Fifth to the right
(d) Fourth to the left
(e) Fifth to the left


10. Which colour cloth is to the immediate right of Pink?
(a) White
(b) Blue
(c) Black
(d) Brown
(e) Green






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