Reasoning Ability Quiz 2017 - Statement & Assumptions | Set 1

Hello and welcome to exampundit. So here is a set of Reasoning Quiz for upcoming Bank & Insurance Exams in 2017.

1. Read the following statement and answer the question which follows.
A massive agitation is brewing in State X against the proposed widening of the national highway. Which of the following represents an assumption implicit in the given statement?
1) The agitation is carried out by local villagers who would be worst affected by widening of the highway.
2) Many other states have much wider highways as compared to State X.
3) A national highway already exists in State X.
4) Commuters are greatly inconvenienced due to frequent accidents owing to the narrow highway.
5) For a road to be declared a highway, a certain width is essential.

Directions (Q. 2-5): Read the following information and the five statements given below it carefully and answer the questions which follow.

Steve Jobs himself said it: “It’s smart to take an existing idea and enhance it beautifully.” Apple did it and so did some of the most successful brands worldwide. To be successful, it is not essential to innovate every time. Old stuff in new packaging helps as well and is often referred to as ‘imovation’ which is a combination of innovation and imitation.

(A) As an innovation is a standalone product in the market, it reaps in all the profit till the ‘innovators’ imitate it. ‘Imovation’, however, is not profitable as there are many imitated products in the market at the same time, all reducing each other’s profits.
(B) Brand X duplicated Brand Y’s mobile phones with exactly the same features and same price range but failed to make an impact in the market.
(C) No one remembers the innovators after some time because they did not turn their idea into success. On the other hands, the imitators did what they had to just at the right time.
(D) While Sanfy invented portable MP3 players, it was Apple which enabled MP3 players to play videos and games at a fairly reasonable price, thus capturing the market.
(E) ‘Imovation’ is a lot less risky business venture. An imitator is already equipped with the analysis of how market received the innovation.

2. ‘Blind imitation of a product can never be successful and sustainable.’
Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above proves the above statement most appropriately?
1) D
2) B
3) C
4) E
5) Both A and C

3. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above represents an advantage of imitating an existing product?
1) B
2) Both B and D
3) E
4) Both C and B
5) Both A and D

4. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above would contradict the fact that imitation of products is a successful market strategy?
1) A
2) C
3) D
4) E
5) Both B and E

5. Companies must add such values to their imitated products that not only distinguish their imitation but also add to customer satisfaction.
Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above proves the above statement most appropriately?
1) A
2) Both A and B
3) Both A and E
4) Both A and C
5) Both B and D

Directions (Q. 6): Read the following statement and answer the question that follows. ‘The first ever low-cost tablet with a three-hour battery which works only with Wi-Fi for accessing the Internet will be a game changer for India’s rural population who have been on the wrong side of the digital divide in the country.’—Stated Company X, the manufacturers of the tablet on their role in providing access to Internet throughout India. Which of the following can be assumed/inferred from the given statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted and an inference is something which is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given facts.)

1) Wi-Fi connections are already available in rural parts of India.
2) Other tablets did not have the features such as Wi-Fi connectivity.
3) Improvement in accessibility to Internet would help education sector the most.
4) A mere three-hour battery would be grossly insufficient to maximise its benefits.
5) The tablet would not benefit urban population in India as much as the rural population

Directions (Q. 7-8): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Sudha weighs more than Bharat and Abhishek. Rahul weighs less than only Karan. Parul weighs as much as Sudha but less than Dana. Abhishek does not weigh the minimum.

7. Who among the following is the third heaviest?
1) Karan
2) Rahul
3) Bharat
4) Dana
5) Cannot be determined

8. Which of the following is true?
1) Only four people are heavier than Rahul.
2) Bharat weighs more than Parul.
3) No one weighs less than Bharat.
4) Only two people are heavier than Karan.
5) All are true

9. Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follows.
A is the brother of B. B is the sister of T. T is the mother of P. If it is provided that R is the grandfather of P, how would T be related to R?
1) Daughter 2) Granddaughter
3) Sister 4) Wife
5) Either Daughter or Daughter-in-law

10. Which of the following symbols should replace question mark in the given expression in order to make the expression ‘O ↠≤ K’ definitely true but ‘M > I’ definitely wrong?
I < J ≤ K ? M ≥ N = O
1) ≤ 
2) < 
3) =
4) > 

  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 1
  5. 5
  6. 1
  7. 4
  8. 3
  9. 5
  10. 5



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