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Analytical Section : Analytical Reasoning

Following are some questions on Analytical reasoning. Refer to the scene given and answer the respective questions.

Question 1 to 3

Three boys (Peter, Albert and John) and three girls (Rose, Lilly and Jasmine) are spending a few weeks at a beach. They are to stay in a row of nine tents, each one living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of tents.

  1. Rose, Peter and John do not want to stay in any tent, which is at the end of the row
  2. Lilly and Rose are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage
  3. Jasmine is next to Albert and John
  4. Between Lilly and John cottage there is just one vacant house
  5. None of the girls occupy adjacent tents
  6. The tent occupied by Peter is next to an end row of tents

1. Which of the above statements can be said to have been derived from two other statements?

  1. Statement 1
  2. Statement 2
  3. Statement 3
  4. Statement 5
  5. Statement 6

Correct answer: d

2. How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6
  5. 7

Correct answer: b

3. Which among these statement(s) are true?

  • Lilly is between Rose and John.
  • At the most four persons can have occupied tents on either side of them. .
  • Peter stays besides Albert.

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. I and III only
  4. II and III only
  5. I, II and III

Correct answer: c

Questions 4 and 5

A broker has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the political parties. The offices are numbered 1 - 6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated from each other by five foot high dividers. Thus the voices, sounds and cigarette smoke flow easily from one office to another. Miss Anne needs to use the telephone quite often throughout the day. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Benz need adjacent offices as they need to consult each other often during their work. Miss Stuart is a senior employee and has to be allotted the office number 5, having the biggest window. Mr. Warne requires silence in the offices next to him. Mr. Tom, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Warne are all smokers. Miss Stuart is allergic to tobacco smoking and thus the offices next to hers needs to be occupied by the non-smokers. Moreover all the employees are supposed to maintain an atmosphere of silence during office hours unless it is stated specifically.

4. The ideal candidate to occupy the office furthest from Mr. Benz would be?

  1. Miss Stuart
  2. Mr. Taylor
  3. Mr. Tom
  4. Miss Anne
  5. Mr. Warne

Correct answer: d

5. Which of the following events would result in a request for a change in the office by one or more employees, within a period of one month since the assignment of the offices?

  1. Mr. Warne quitting smoking.
  2. The installation of a noisy teletype machine by Miss Stuart in her office.
  3. Miss Anne's need for silence in the office/offices next to her own.
  4. Mr. Benz suffering from tuberculosis.
  5. Mr. Tom taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Anne

Correct answer: e

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