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Questions for Practice on Puzzles and Inference

Questions for Practice on Puzzles and Inference

Questions for Practice on Puzzles and Inference

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Six books on different subjects, viz​​ Social science, Science, Maths, Sanskrit, English and Hindi, are placed one above another, but not necessarily in the same order. Each book belongs to a different publication, viz J, K, L, M, N and P, but not necessarily in the same order. Only the book on Sanskrit, which belongs to P, is placed between the books on Hindi and Science. The book on English is just above the book on Science and just below the book on​​ Social science. The book on Maths is not kept above the book on Sanskrit. The book of K publication is neither on the top nor at the bottom. The book on Science of M publication is kept just below the book of J publication. The book of N publication is at the bottom.

1. Which of the following is the book of K publication?

  • Social science

  • Hindi​​ 

  • Sanskrit

  • Maths

  • None of these

2. Which of the following books is on the top?

  • English​​ 

  • Hindi​​ 

  • Social science

  • Maths​​ 

  • None of these

3. The book on Hindi belongs to which of the following publications?

  • L

  • K

  • N

  • J

  • ​​ None of these

4. Which of the following books is third from the bottom?

  • Sanskrit​​ 

  • Social science​​ 

  • Science

  • Maths​​ 

  • None of these

5. How many books are there between the book of K publication and that of L publication?

    • One

    • Two

    • Four

    • Three​​ 

    • None of these


Directions (Ques.6​​ to 10)​​ : Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions in the form of conclusions based on the passage.

Mark your answer as:

  • if the conclusion is definitely true,

  • if the conclusion is probably true,

  • if the data are inadequate to answer,

  • if the conclusion is probably false,

  • if the conclusion is definitely false.

Passage II :

According to trade estimates, the black pepper crop will be in the range of 75,000 to 90,000 tonnes during the pepper season from Nov, 2005 to Oct, 2006. The crop will thus be the double of that for 2004-05 season. Besides good monsoon, the record production is attributed to the crash programme launched in Kerala by the State Government last June. Although 80% of the country's total black pepper production is from Kerala, the yield per hectare is low at 300 kg as compared to 550 kg in Indonesia and 1,200 kg in Brazil.

6. India exports black pepper more than Brazil.

7. The black pepper crop during 2004-05 was about 30,000 tonnes.

8. In no other State in the country, black pepper yield is more than 300 kg per hectare.

9. The Central Government helped Kerala Government in implementing the crash programme.

10. Good water supply is needed for cultivating black pepper.




Answer Key

Ans.1 – b. Hindi book belongs to K publication.

Ans.2 – c.​​ Social science​​ book is on the top.

Ans.3 – b. Hindi book belongs to K publication.

Ans.4 – a. Sanskrit book is third from the bottom

Ans.5 – d. Three book

Ans.6 – c. Data given in the passage is inadequate because nothing has been discussed regarding the comparative export figures between India and Brazil.

Ans.7 – e. Conclusion is definitely false because the lowest estimated production in 2005-06 is 75,000 tones, double that of 2004–05. Hence, the production of 2005-06 will be more than 30,000 tonnes.

Ans.8 – b. Conclusion is probably true because the state of Kerala has dominated in black pepper production.

Ans.9 – c. Data is inadequate to say anything about Central help to Kerala for the black pepper production.

Ans.10 – a. It is given in the passage that good monsoon has attributed to the good production of the black pepper, hence, the conclusion is definitely true.



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