Reasoning Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 - Set 4


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Directions (Q. 1–5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. A word/number arrangement machine, when given an input line of words and numbers, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: prohibition 36 wireless 49 enormous 16 treasurer 25 81 interrelate abundant 64 vacation
Step I: 81 prohibition 36 wireless 49 enormous 16 treasurer 25 interrelate 64 vacation abundant
Step II: 81 25 prohibition 36 wireless 49 16 treasurer interrelate 64 vacation abundant enormous
Step III: 81 25 49 prohibition 36 wireless 16 treasurer 64 vacation abundant enormous interrelate
Step IV: 81 25 49 64 36 wireless 16 treasurer vacation abundant enormous interrelate prohibition
Step V: 81 25 49 64 16 36 wireless vacation abundant enormous interrelate prohibition treasurer
Step VI: 81 25 49 64 16 36 wireless abundant enormous interrelate prohibition treasurer vacation
Step VII: 81 25 49 64 16 36 abundant enormous interrelate prohibition treasurer vacation wireless
Step VII is the last step of the rearrangement.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the input given below.
Input: 196 narcotic senseless 121 81 orderly tetanus 4 knead unofficial 144 abstract reorganise 9


1. Which of the following would be last step but one?
1) 121 9 81 196 4 144 senseless tetanus reorganise abstract unofficial knead narcotic
2) 121 9 81 196 4 144 senseless tetanus abstract orderly unofficial knead narcotic reorganize
3) 121 9 81 196 4 144 unofficial abstract knead narcotic orderly reorganise senseless tetanus
4) 121 9 81 196 4 144 abstract orderly unofficial knead narcotic reorganise senseless tetanus
5) None of these




2. Which step number would be following output? ‘121 9 81 196 4 narcotic senseless tetanus 144 reorganise abstract orderly unofficial knead?
1) VII
2) VI
3) V
4) IV
5) None of these




3. In step III, which of the following number/word would be at sixth place from the right end?
1) knead
2) unofficial
3) senseless
4) 144
5) None of these




4. Which of the following would be the last step of the arrangement?
1) V
2) VII
3) VI
4) X
5) None of these




5. In step V of the rearrangement, ‘81’ is related to ‘121’ and ‘144’ is related to ‘196’ in a certain way. Which of the following would ‘reorganize’ be related to, following the same pattern?
1) orderly
2) unofficial
3) tetanus
4) 9
5) None of these






Solutions -  The rearrangement takes place in such a way that squares of numbers are arranged from left side with the largest odd and then the smallest odd numbers. After that same for even numbers. Words are arranged from right side-first the ones starting with vowels and then those with consonants as they appear in alphabetical series.

Input: 196 narcotic senseless 121 81 orderly tenanus 4 knead unofficial 144 abstract reorganise 9.
Step I: 121 196 narcotic senseless 81 orderly tetanus 4 knead unofficial 144 reorganise 9 abstract.
Step II: 121 9 196 narcotic senseless 81 tentanus 4 knead unofficial 144 reorganise abstract orderly
Step III: 121 9 81 196 narcotic senseless tetanus 4 knead 144 reorganise abstract orderly unofficial
Step IV: 121 9 81 196 4 narcotic senseless tetanus 144 reorganise abstract orderly unofficial knead
Step V: 121 9 81 196 4 144 senseless tetanus reorganise abstract orderly unofficial knead narcotic
Step VI: 121 9 81 196 4 144 senseless tetanus abstract orderly unoffical knead narcotic reorganise
Step VII: 121 9 81 196 4 144 tetanus abstract orderly unofficial knead narcotic reorganise senseless
Step VIII: 121 9 81 196 4 144 abstract orderly unofficial knead narcotic reorganise senseless tetanus




Directions (Q. 6–10): Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

F, G, H, K, L, M, N and O are eight students. Each of them has a different favourite subject – English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge, Computer Knowledge, Reasoning, Banking Awareness, Marketing and Current Affairs but not necessarily in the same order. All of them are sitting around a circular table and facing the centre. Neither F nor H is an immediate neighbour of L. Neither F nor H has Reasoning as his favourite subject. L sits third to the left of the person whose favourite subject is Reasoning. Only two persons sit between F and H. The student whose favourite subject is Current Affairs sits second to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of L. O does not have Reasoning as his favourite subject and Current Affairs is not the favourite subject of L. The person whose favourite subject is English sits third to the left of K. The students with favourite subjects as English and Reasoning are not immediate neighbours. Only one person sits between O and the person whose favourite subject is General Knowledge. Persons with favourite subjects as Computer Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude are immediate neighbours. Quantitative Aptitude is not the favourite subject of O. Only one person sits between M and the person whose favourite subject is Banking Awareness. The person with Banking Awareness as his favourite subject is an immediate neighbour of G. H and M are not immediate neighbours.

6. Who among the following has English as his favourite subject?
1) L
2) K
3) H
4) F
5) M





7. How many people sit between F and the person whose favourite subject is Banking Awareness, when counted in clockwise direction from F?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) Four
5) Five




8. Which of the following would come in place of question mark based upon the given seating arrangement?
KO, GN, FK, NL ?
1) OH
2) HG
3) MH
4) MG
5) KN





9. What is the position of the student whose favourite subject is Marketing with respect to N?
1) Immediate left
2) Second to the left
3) Third to the right
4) Second to the right
5) Third to the left





10. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
1) Current Affairs is the favourite subject of N
2) H is an immediate neighbour of K.
3) Students with favourite subjects as English and Banking Awareness are immediate neighbours.
4) G sits second to the left of O.
5) None of these






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