## Reasoning & Aptitude Multiple Choice Question and Answers Set 8

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1) The Indian Cricket team consists of 16 players. It includes 2 wicket keepers and 5 bowlers. In how many ways can a cricket eleven be selected if we have to select 1 wicket keeper and atleast 4 bowlers?
A) 2000
B) 1900
C) 1092
D) 1024
Answer: C) 1092

2) Look at the series :
3, 7, 24, 11, __, 19, 19,...
A) 15
B) 16
C) 21
D) 13
Answer: A) 15

3) Artists are generally whimsical. Some of them are frustrated. Frustrated people are prone to be drug addicts.
Based on these statements which of the following conclusions is true?
A) All drug addicts are artists
B) All frustrated people are drug addicts
C) Some artists may be drug addicts
D) Frustrated people are whimsical
4) Product of two co-prime numbers is 117. Their L.C.M  should be
A) cannot be calculated
B) 1
C) 117
D) Equal to their H.C.F
Answer: C) 117

7) Choose the pair which shows the same relation of the given pair from the following options ?

A) arm : leg
B) key : piano
C) stage : curtain
D) recline : chair
Answer: B) key : piano

8) Simplify the fraction?
5 (2/7) - 3 (1/14) - 2 (1/14) - 1 (1/7) =
A) -4 (1/17)
B) 3 (3/17)
C) 5 (2/17)
D) -2 (1/17)
Answer: A) -4 (1/17)

9)  (3x + 2) (2x - 5) = ax² + kx + n .
What is the value of a - n + k ?
A) 10
B) 8
C) 5
D) 9
Answer: C) 5

10) If goods be purchased for Rs.450 and 1/3 is sold at a loss of 10%. At what gain % should the remainder is sold to has to gain 20% on the whole transaction?
A) 28%
B) 19%
C) 22%
D) 35%
Answer: D) 35%

12) What will Rs.1500 amount to in three years if it is invested in 20% p.a. compound interest, interest being compounded annually?
A) Rs.2352
B) Rs.2592
C) Rs.2352
D) Rs.2492
Answer: B) Rs.2592

13) A, B, C hired a car for Rs. 520 and used it for 7, 8 and 11 hours respectively. Hire charges paid by B were :
A) 170
B) 160
C) 150
D) 180
Answer: B) 160

14) Acording to a military code, SYSTEM is SYSMET and NEARER is AENRER. What is the code for FRACTION ?
A) CARFTION
B) ARFCNOIT
C) CARFNOIT
D) CARFTINO
Answer: C) CARFNOIT

15) 194, 194, 191, 183, 168,
Find the next number in the above series?
A) 143
B) 144
C) 156
D) 154
Answer: B) 144

16) In three coloured boxes - Red, Green and Blue, 108 balls are placed. There are twice as many balls in the green and red boxes combined as there are in the blue box and twice as many in the blue box as there are in the red box. How many balls are there in the green box ?
A) 45
B) 18
C) None of these
D) 36
Answer: C) None of these

17) Pointing to a man in a photograph. Asha said. "His mother's only daughter is my mother." How is Asha related to that man ?
A) Niece
B) Sister
C) Nephew
D) Wife
Answer: A) Niece

18) How many cubes of 3cm edge can be cut out of a cube of 18cm edge
A) 216
B) 484
C) 36
D) 232
Answer: A) 216

19) In a class, there are 15 boys and 10 girls. Three students are selected at random. The probability that 1 girl and 2 boys are selected, is:
A) 21/46
B) 1/50
C) 3/25
D) 1/5
Answer: A) 21/46

21) Find the wrong number in the series
7, 28, 63, 124, 215, 342, 511
A) 342
B) 215
C) 124
D) 28
Answer: D) 28

22) The average age of a husband and his wife was 23 years at the time of their marriage. After  five years they have a one-year old child. The average age of the family now is :
A) 23
B) 25
C) 19
D) 18
Answer: C) 19

23) The following question is based on the given data for an examination.
A. Candidates appeared                 10500
B. Passed in all the five subjects     5685
C. Passed in three subjects only     1498
D. Passed in two subjects only       1250
E. Passed in one subject only           835
F. Failed in English only                       78
G. Failed in Maths only                      275
H. Failed in Physics only                    149
I. Failed in Chemistry only                147
J. Failed in Biology only                     221

How many candidates passed in at least four subjects ?
A) 870
B) 1705
C) 5685
D) 6555
Answer: D) 6555

24) In 16 minutes, the minute hand gains over the hour hand by -
A) 94 deg
B) 88 deg
C) 80 deg
D) 16 deg
Answer: B) 88 deg

25) Which two months in a year have the same calendar?
A) April, November
B) April, July
C) October, December
D) June, October
Answer: B) April, July

26) If 1.5x = 0.04y, then the value of ( (y - x) / (y+x) ) is :
A) 730/77
B) 7.3/77
C) 73/77
D) 7300/77
Answer: C) 73/77

27) If 15% of x = 20% of y, then x:y is  ___?
A) 3:4
B) 4:5
C) 4:3
D) 5:4
Answer: C) 4:3

28) When 0.36 is written in simplest form, the sum of the numerator and the denominator is :
A) 34
B) 15
C) 13
D) 64
Answer: A) 34

29) In a class of 60 students, the number of boys and girls participating in the annual sports is in the ratio 3 : 2 respectively. The number of girls not participating in the sports is 5 more than the number of boys not participating in the sports. If the number of boys participating in the sports is 15, then how many girls are there in the class ?
A) 25
B) 20
C) Data inadequate
D) 30
Answer: D) 30

30) In a 500 m race, the ratio of the speeds of two contestants A and B is 3 : 4. A has a start of 140 m. Then, A wins by:
A) 40m
B) 10m
C) 20m
D) 60m
Answer: C) 20m

31) The maximum gap between two successive leap year is?
A) 4
B) 8
C) 2
D) 1
Answer: B) 8

32) H T 6 # E 7 \$ K I L % 3 P @ 2 A J R U 4 * V D
What will come in place of the question mark(?) in the following series based on the above arrangement ?
T#6  7K\$  L3% ?
A) None of these
B) 2A@
C) @2A
D) A@2
Answer: A) None of these

33) Find the ratio in which rice at Rs. 7.20 a kg be mixed with rice at Rs. 5.70 a kg to produce a mixture worth Rs. 6.30 a kg.
A) 4:5
B) 1:3
C) 3:4
D) 2:3
Answer: D) 2:3

34) The ratio 5 : 4 expressed as a percent equals :
A) 40 %
B) 80 %
C) 125 %
D) 12.5 %
Answer: C) 125 %

35) Jo's collection contains US, Indian and British stamps. If the ratio of US to Indian stamps is 5 to 2 and the ratio of Indian to British stamps is 5 to 1, what is the ratio of US to British stamps?
A) 25 : 2
B) 20 : 2
C) 15 : 2
D) 10 : 5
Answer: A) 25 : 2

36) When four fair dice are rolled simultaneously, in how many outcomes will at least one of the dice show 3?
A) 620
B) 625
C) 567
D) 671
Answer: D) 671

37) Consider the following statements
P : Suman is brilliant
The negation of the statement "Suman is brilliant and dishonest if and only if Suman is rich" can be expressed as
1)
2)
3)
4)
A) 4
B) 2
C) 1
D) 3
Answer: A) 4

38) In an examination, a pupil's average marks were 63 per paper. If he had obtained 20 more marks for his Geography paper and 2 more marks for his History paper, his average per paper would have been 65. How many papers were there in the examination ?
A) 9
B) 11
C) 10
D) 8
Answer: B) 11

39) In a certain office, 1/3 of workers are women, 1/2 of the women are married and 1/3 of the married women have children. If 3/4  of the men are married and 2/3  of the married men have children, what part of the workers are without children?
A) 5/18
B) 4/9
C) 17/36
D) 11/18
Answer: D) 11/18

40) A boy can swim in still water at 4.5 km/h, but takes twice as long to swim upstream than downstream. The speed of the stream is ?
A) 2 kmph
B) 1.8 kmph
C) 1.5 kmph
D) 2.2 kmph
Answer: C) 1.5 kmph

41) What is the probability of getting 53 Mondays in a leap year?
A) 1/7
B) 1
C) 2/7
D) 3/7
Answer: C) 2/7

42) Choose the alternative which is closely resembles the water image of the given combination/figure.
ADVANCE

1)
A) 1
B) 2
C) 4
D) 3
Answer: B) 2

43) Thread is to String as Cask is to
A) Disc
B) Box
C) Wallet
D) Barrel
Answer: D) Barrel

44) Some envelops are gums. Some gums are seals. Some seals are adhesives.
Conclusions:
1. Some envelops are seals
2. Some gums are adhesives
3. Some adhesives are seals
4. Some adhesives are gums
A) Only 1
B) Only 4
C) Only 3
D) Only 2
Answer: C) Only 3

45) A Shopkeeper sells two articles at Rs.1000 each, making a profit of 20% on the first article and a loss of 20% on the second article. Find the net Profit or loss that he makes?
A) 4%
B) 6%
C) 8%
D) 5%
Answer: A) 4%

46) Which Number would come in place of the underline mark in the series.
3, 9, 21, ___ , 93
A) 45
B) 48
C) 51
D) 39
Answer: A) 45

47) The average age of 36 students in a group is 14 years. When teacher's age is included to it, the average increases by one. What is the teacher's age in years ?
A) 54 years
B) 51 years
C) 35 years
D) 45 years
Answer: B) 51 years

48) A team of 8 persons joins in a shooting competition. The best marksman scored 85 points. If he had scored 92 points, the average score for the team would have been 84. The number of points, the team scored was :
A) 658
B) 657
C) 678
D) 665
Answer: D) 665

49) By selling an article at Rs.800, a shopkeeper makes a profit of 25%.At what price should he sell the article so as to make a loss of 25%?
A) Rs.480
B) Rs.640
C) Rs.540
D) Rs.720
Answer: A) Rs.480

50) The population of a town was 1,60,000 three years ago, If it increased by 3%, 2.5% and 5% respectively in the last three years, then the present population in
A) 155679
B) 179890
C) 177366
D) 167890
Answer: C) 177366

51) Three of the following four are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
A) Shirt
B) Shoe
C) Ring
D) Cobbler
Answer: D) Cobbler

52) What will come in place of the question mark(?) in the following question ?
56% of 870 + 82% of 180 = 32% of 90 +
A) 777
B) 666
C) 606
D) 789
Answer: C) 606

53) Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.
1.Caste  2. Family  3. Newly married Couple  4.Clan  5.Species
A) 3, 4, 5, 1, 2
B) 2, 3, 1, 4, 5
C) 4, 5, 3, 2, 1
D) 3, 2, 1, 4, 5
Answer: D) 3, 2, 1, 4, 5

54) The sale price of an article including the sales tax is Rs. 616. The rate of sales tax is 10%. If the shopkeeper has made a profit of 12%, then the cost price of the article is :
A) Rs. 500
B) Rs. 530
C) Rs. 560
D) Rs. 514
Answer: A) Rs. 500

56) The average age of a class is 15.8 years. The average age of the boys in the class is 16.4 years and that of the girls is 15.4 years. What is the ratio of boys to girls in the class ?
A) 3:1
B) 2:3
C) 3:2
D) 1:3
Answer: B) 2:3

57) On 8th Dec, 2007 Saturday falls. What day of the week was it on 8th Dec, 2006?
A) Saturday
B) Monday
C) Friday
D) Tuesday
Answer: C) Friday

58) A dice is numbered from 1 to 6 in different ways.
If 1 is adjacent to 2, 4 and 6, then which of the following statements is necessarily true?
A) 3 is adjacent to 5
B) 1 is adjacent to 3
C) 3 is opposite to 5
D) 2 is opposite to 6
Answer: A) 3 is adjacent to 5

59) Develop is to assess as train is to
A) Analyze
B) Educate
C) Recruit
D) Change
Answer: A) Analyze

60) At what time between 3 and 4 o’clock will the minute hand and the hour hand are on the same straight line but facing opposite directions ?
A) 3:49
B) 3:15 2/8
C) 3:49 1/11
D) 3:51
Answer: C) 3:49 1/11

61) What least number must be subtracted from 13601, so that the remainder is divisible by 87 ?
A) 23
B) 31
C) 29
D) 37
Answer: C) 29

62) Fossil : Extinction :: Puddle : ?
A) Wet
B) Lake
C) Dry
D) Rain
Answer: D) Rain

63) In a City, 35% of the population is composed of migrants, 20% of whom are from rural areas. Of the local population, 48% is female while this figure for rural and urban migrants is 30% and 40% respectively. If the total population of the city is 728400, what is its female population ?
A) 324138
B) 349680
C) None of these
D) 509940
Answer: A) 324138

64) If the letters of the word CHASM are rearranged to form 5 letter words such that none of the word repeat and the results arranged in ascending order as in a dictionary what is the rank of the word CHASM ?
A) 32
B) 72
C) 24
D) 36
Answer: A) 32

65) Pointing to a gentleman, Deepak said, "His only brother is the father of my daughter's father." How the gentleman related to Deepak ?
A) Uncle
B) Father
C) Brother-in-law
D) Grandfather
Answer: A) Uncle

66) A man standing at a point P is watching the top of a tower, which makes an angle of elevation of 30Âº with the man's eye. The man walks some distance towards the tower to watch its top and the angle of the elevation becomes 60Âº. What is the distance between the base of the tower and the point P?
A) None of these
B) 12 units
C) Data inadequate
D) 8 units
Answer: C) Data inadequate

67) A man buys a watch for Rs. 1950 in cash and sells it for Rs. 2200 at a credit of 1 year. If the rate of interest is 10% per annum, the man:
A) gains Rs. 50
B) gains Rs. 30
C) gains Rs. 55
D) loses Rs. 30
Answer: A) gains Rs. 50

68) The area of a square is 30.25 cm². Find its perimeter (in cm).

A) 23
B) 22
C) 46
D) 44
Answer: B) 22

69) Out of 17 applicants 8 boys and 9 girls. Two persons are to be selected for the job. Find the probability that at least one of the selected persons will be a girl.
A) 20/34
B) 5/4
C) 25/34
D) 19/34
Answer: C) 25/34

70) If x is 80% of y, then what percent of 2x is y?
A) 62.5 %
B) 65.5 %
C) 63.5 %
D) 64.5 %
Answer: A) 62.5 %

71) Due to reduction of 25% in price of oranges a customer can purchase 4 oranges more for Rs. 16. what is original price of an orange?
A) Rs 1.33
B) Rs 1.6
C) Rs 1.5
D) Rs 1
Answer: A) Rs 1.33

72) In a race, the odd favour of cars P,Q,R,S are 1:3, 1:4, 1:5 and 1:6 respectively. Find the probability that one of them wins the race.
A) 231/420
B) 319/420
C) 27/111
D) 114/121
Answer: B) 319/420

73) The diagonal of the floor of a rectangular closet is 7
A) 36
B) 18
C) 27
D) 9
Answer: C) 27

74) The length of a rectangle is twice its breadth if its length is decreased by 5cm and breadth is increased by 5cm, the area of the rectangle is increased by 75 sq cm. Find the length of the rectangle.
A) 60
B) 50
C) 30
D) 40
Answer: D) 40

75) A bag contains 4 red and 3 black balls. A second bag contains 2 red and 4 black balls. One bag is selected at random. From the selected bag, one ball is drawn. Find the probability that the ball drawn is red.
A) 16/39
B) 23/42
C) 19/42
D) 7/32
Answer: C) 19/42

76) The true discount on a bill of Rs. 2160 is Rs. 360. What is the banker's discount?
A) Rs. 412
B) Rs. 422
C) Rs. 442
D) Rs. 432
Answer: D) Rs. 432

77) When Anuj saw Manish, he recalled, "He is the son of the father of my daughter." Who is Manish ?
A) Brother-in-law
B) Cousin
C) Uncle
D) Brother
Answer: A) Brother-in-law

78) A certain number of men can finish a piece of work in 100 days. If there were 10 men less, it would take 10 days more for the work to be finished. How many men were there originally?
A) 110
B) 82
C) 75
D) 100
Answer: A) 110

79) A trader sold an article at a loss of 5% but when he increased the selling price by Rs.65 he gained 3.33% on the cost price. If he sells the same article at Rs. 936, what is the profit percentage?
A) 16.66%
B) 20%
C) 15%
D) data insufficient
Answer: B) 20%

80) The ratio of expenditure and savings is 3 : 2 . If the income increases by 15% and the savings increases by 6% , then by how much percent should his expenditure increases?
A) 24
B) 25
C) 21
D) 12
Answer: C) 21

81) The reflex angle between the hands of a clock at 10.25 is
A) 167 1/2
B) 157 1/2
C) 197 1/2
D) 187 1/2
Answer: C) 197 1/2

82) 583
A) 487
B) 378
C) 291
D) 581
Answer: B) 378

83) Two dice are thrown together .What is the probability that the sum of the number on the two faces is divided by 4 or 6.
A) 14/35
B) 7/18
C) 8/18
D) 7/35
Answer: B) 7/18

84) What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?
5, 7, ?, 25, 45, 75
A) 19
B) 11
C) 15
D) 13
Answer: D) 13

86) Find out the wrong term in the series 2, 3, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16
A) 8
B) 9
C) 16
D) 12
Answer: B) 9

87) Fill in the blank with a suitable word from the given words.
All the efforts of the batsmen went _____ vain as the bowlers failed to perform well.
A) out
B) in
C) for
D) off
Answer: B) in

88) A train 110 metres long is running with a speed of 60 kmph. In what time will it pass a man who is running at 6 kmph in the direction opposite to that in which the train is going?
A) 5
B) 6
C) 7
D) 10
Answer: B) 6

89) The difference between compound interest and simple interest on a sum for two years at 8% per annum, where the interest is compounded annually is Rs.16. if the interest were compounded half yearly , the difference in two interests would be nearly
A) Rs.16.80
B) Rs.21.85
C) Rs.16
D) Rs.24.64
Answer: D) Rs.24.64

90) Find the quadratic equations whose roots are the reciprocals of the roots of
A)
B)
C)
D)  None
A) B
B) C
C) A
D) D
Answer: C) A

91) The Passive voice of the given Question
Didn't they tell you to be here by six O'clock  ?
A) Haven't they told you to be here by six O'clock?
B) They expected you to be here by six O'clock.
C) Weren't you told to be here by six O'clock?
D) You were expected to be hare by six O'clock.
Answer: C) Weren't you told to be here by six O'clock?

92) Among five friends who is the tallest ?
I. D is taller than A and C.
II. B is shorter than E but taller than D.
A) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question
D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.
Answer: D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.

93) The ratio of petrol and kerosene in the container is 3:2 when 10 liters of the mixture is taken out and is replaced by the kerosene, the ratio become 2:3. Then total quantity of the mixture in the container is:
A) cannot be determined
B) 25
C) 45
D) 30
Answer: D) 30

95) If 'A \$ B' means 'A is brother of B', 'A @ B'means 'A is wife of B', 'A # B' means 'A is daughter of B' and 'A & B'means 'A is father of B', then which of the following expressions indicates the relationship 'K' is father-in-law of H'?

A) H @ J \$ L # K & P
B) H @ J \$ P & L # K
C) H @ J \$ L # P & K
D) H @ P \$ J & L # K
Answer: A) H @ J \$ L # K & P

96) Two brother X and Y appeared for an exam. The probability of selection of X is 1/7 and that of B is 2/9. Find the probability that both of them are selected.
A) 1/14
B) 1/63
C) 1/9
D) 2/63
Answer: D) 2/63

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