# Practice Verbal reasoning - verbal reasoning Online Quiz (set-2) For All Competitive Exams

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In the following questions a word is followed by four other words, one of which cannot be formed by using the letters of the given word. Find this word.

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#### Q-2)   Ram cycled 10 km southward from his home, turned right and cycled 6 km, turned right, cycled 10 km, turned left and cycled 15 km. How many km will he have cycled to reach straight home ?

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Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement.

Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.

1. If statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
2. If statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is the effect.
3. If both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
4. If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
5. If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

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#### Q-6)   Meena correctly remembers that her father's birthday is after 18th May but before 22nd May. Her brother correctly remembers that their father's birthday is before 24th May but after 20th May. On which date in May was definitely their father's birthday?

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In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' arguments.
* 'Strong' Arguments must be both important and directly related to the question.
* 'Weak' arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.
Each question below is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument?

#### Q-7) Statement: Should there be a restriction on the construction of high rise buildings in big cities in India? Arguments: I. No, big cities in India do not have adequate open land plots to accommodate the growing population. II. Yes, only the builders and developers benefit from the construction of high-rise buildings. III. Yes, the government should first provide adequate infrastructural facilities to the existing buildings before allowing the construction of new high-rise buildings.

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In each of the questions given below, there is a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

(a) If only conclusion I follows
(b) If only conclusion it follows
(c) If either I or II follows
(d) If neither I nor II follows
(e) If both I and II follow.

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Each item describes a situation and is followed by four possible responses. Indicate the response you find most appropriate. Choose only one response for each item. The responses will be evaluated based on the level of appropriateness for the given situation.

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#### Q-10)   If it is possible to form only one such number with the third, the sixth and the seventh digits of the number 7394261 which is the perfect square of a two-digit odd number, which of the following will be the first digit of that two-digit odd number?

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Below in each question are given two statements A and B. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or of a common cause. One of these statements may be the depicts the relationship between these two statements.

1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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#### Q-12)   Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs. C is seated next to A. A is seated two seats from D. B is not seated next to A. Which of the following must be true? I. D is seated next to B. II. E is seated next to A. Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

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In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' arguments. 'Strong' arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. 'Weak' arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument? Give answer
(a) if only Argument I is strong
(b) if only Argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong.

#### Q-13) Statement: Should graduation be made minimum educational qualification for entry-level jobs in any public sector organization? Argument : I. Yes, graduates always perform better than non-graduates by virtue of their higher level of education. II. No, there are quite a few people who cannot afford to remain unemployed till the completion of graduation and are capable of performing equally well as the graduate candidates.

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In each of the following letter series, some of the letters are missing which are given in that order as one of the alternatives below it. Select the correct alternative.

#### Q-14)   aa_aabb_b_aa_aabb_bb

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In each of the following questions, various terms of an alphabet series are given with one or more terms missing as shown by (?). Choose the missing terms out of the given alternatives.

#### Q-15)   AZ, CX, FU, ?

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Choose the odd numbers pair/group in each of the following questions.

#### Q-16)   Find the odd numbers pair/group and eliminate them from the given options.

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In each of these questions, there are four words with the letters jumbledup. Three of them are alike. Find the odd one out.

#### Q-17)   AZCX : BYDW : : HQJO : ?

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Answer the following questions based on the statements given below.
I. There are 3 poles on each side of the road.
II. These six poles are labelled A, B, C, D, E and F.
III. The poles are different colours namely - Golden, Silver, Metallic, Black, Bronze and White.
IV. The poles are of different heights.
V. E, the tallest pole, is exactly opposite to the golden coloured pole.
VI. The shortest pole is exactly opposite to the metallic coloured pole.
VII. F, the black coloured pole, is located between A and D.
VIII. C, the bronze coloured pole, is exactly opposite to A.
IX. B, the metallic coloured pole, is exactly opposite to F.
X. A, the white coloured pole, is taller than C but shorter than D and B.

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#### Q-20)   Going 50 m to the South of her house, Radhika turns left and goes another 20 m. Then, turning to the North, she goes 30 m and then starts walking to her house, in which direction is she walking now?

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##### DIRECTIONS:

In each question be low is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

1. if only assumption I is implicit.
2. if only assumption II is implicit.
3. if either I or II is implicit.
4. if neither I nor II is implicit.
5. if both I and II are implicit.

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### Directions:

In each question below is given a group of letters followed by five combinations of number / symbol codes numbered 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). You have to find out which of the combinations correctly represents the group of letters based on the following coding system and the conditions and mark the number of that combination as your answer. Two or more conditions may be applicable to a single combination.

 Letter : P M A C X E D O U H B N Z Y G Number / symbol Code : 3 \$ 4 7 9 β 6 2 # © 8 1 % 5 ?

Conditions :

1. If both the first and last elements are vowels, the codes for the vowels are to be interchanged.
2. If the group of elements contains a single vowel, that vowel is to be coded as the code for the element following it.
3. If the second element is a vowel and the fifth element is a consonant, the vowel is to be coded as the code for the consonant.

#### Q-22)   DEHAZN

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##### DIRECTIONS:

In each question be low is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

1. if only assumption I is implicit.
2. if only assumption II is implicit.
3. if either I or II is implicit.
4. if neither I nor II is implicit.
5. if both I and II are implicit.

#### Q-23)Statement:"Use our product to improve memory of your child. It is based on natural herbs and has no harmful side effects." – An advertisement of a pharmaceutical company.Assumptions:I. People generally opt for a medical product which is useful and has no harmful side effects.II. Improving memory of child is considered as important by many parents.

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##### DIRECTIONS:

In the following questions a word is followed by four other words, one of which cannot be formed by using the letters of the given word. Find this word.

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"The financial results of IT companies in the quarter ending December were 'far ahead' of estimates and very promising," Som Mittal, President of Nasscom said. "These results," he said, "reflected the 'strong fundamentals' of Indian IT companies." These questions are based on the information given above and the sentences labelled as (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) given below

1. Nasscom is an organisation which keeps an eye on the performance of IT companies.
2. IT companies form the crux of the Indian economy.
3. The financial results of the previous three quarters were admirable.
4. A strong financial position forms the backdrop of the overall health of the organisation.
5. The financial results of this quarter are dismal as compared to those of the last year

#### Q-25)   Which of the following can be a conclusion from the above passage?

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In each question be low is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

1. if only assumption I is implicit.
2. if only assumption II is implicit.
3. if either I or II is implicit.
4. if neither I nor II is implicit.
5. if both I and II are implicit.

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#### Q-27)   Sheela is Ravi's sister-in-law. Ram is Ravi's brother. Ram's wife is Sheela. Deepa is Ravi's sister. Deepa's mother is Shanthi. How is Sheela related to Shanthi?

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From among the given alternatives select the one in which the set of numbers is most like the set of numbers given in the question.

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### Directions:

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:

1. Six boys B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6 and six girls C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6 are standing in rows in such a way that each girl faces one boy, not necessarily in the same order.
2. C1 is to the immediate right of the girl who is facing B5 the boy at the extreme right. Only B2 is between B4 and B5. B6 is to the immediate left of B1 and to the immediate right of B3. C3 is facing B1 and is to the immediate left of C2. C6 is third to the left of C4.

#### Q-29)   Which of the following girls is facing B4?

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##### DIRECTIONS:

In each question be low is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

1. if only assumption I is implicit.
2. if only assumption II is implicit.
3. if either I or II is implicit.
4. if neither I nor II is implicit.
5. if both I and II are implicit.

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