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# Reasoning: Puzzles For Upcoming Exams

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

Eight friends A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S are sitting in two circles in such a manner that each member of the inner circle sits exactly opposite the member of the outer circle. The members sitting in the outer circle are P, Q, R and S and all of them are facing towards the centre while the members of the inner circle are A, B, C and D and they are facing away from the centre. Each of them likes a different colour, viz Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White, Black, Orange and Purple, but not necessarily in the same order.

D likes neither Yellow nor White and faces R, who likes neither Black nor Purple. The person who likes Orange faces the person who likes Red. A, who likes Green, faces the immediate neighbour of the person who likes Blue. R sits second to the left of S. The persons who like White and Red are in separate circles. The person who likes Black sits on the immediate left of S.

Q, who does not like Blue, does not face A. The persons who like Black and Purple are immediate neighbours, and one of them faces B, who likes Yellow. The persons who like Orange and Green sit in the same circle but they are not immediate neighbours.

1. Who among the following likes White?

1) R

2) P

3) C

4) B

5) Can’t be determined

2. The person who likes Black is facing who among the following persons?

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

5) Can’t be determined

3. P likes which of the following colours?

1) Red

2) White

3) Black

4) Blue

5) Either Blue or Purple

4. If in a certain way ‘P’ is related to ‘Green’ and ‘Q’ is related to ‘Orange’ then which of the following is ‘S’ related to?

1) Red

2) Black

3) Purple

4) Yellow

5) None of these

5. Which of the following statements is true about the person who likes ‘Purple’?

1) He is on the immediate left of the person who likes Green.

2) He faces the person who likes Green.

3) He is not facing the person who likes Green.

4) The person sitting opposite him likes Yellow.

5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-11): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

There are eight friends namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Moreover, each of them likes a different motorbike, viz Pulsar, Discover, Fazer, Karizma, Splendor, Platina, Bullet and Apache, but not necessarily in the same order.

• F, who likes Pulsar, cannot be an immediate neighbour of C. E does not like Splendor.
• C sits second to the right of A and he likes Apache. There are only two persons between A and D.
• E and G are immediate neighbours, while D and F are also immediate neighbours. B, who likes Fazer, sits third to the left of F.
• G does not like Platina or Splendor. D sits third to the left of G.
• The person who likes Bullet is sitting between the person who likes Pulsar and Apache. H likes Karizma and is on the immediate right of the person who likes Pulsar.

6. D likes which of the following motorbikes?

1) Splendor

2) Bullet

3) Karizma

4) Discover

5) None of these

7. How many persons are sitting between C and E, when counted in clockwise direction from C?

1) One

2) Two

3) Three

4) Four

5) None of these

8. ‘Platina’ is liked by who among the following?

1) E

2) A

3) G

4) D

5) H

9. If ‘Pulsar’ is related to ‘Splendor’ in a certain way and ‘Apache’ is related to ‘Discover’ in the same way, which of the following is ‘Fazer’ related to, following the same way?

1) Discover

2) Pulsar

3) Bullet

4) Karizma

5) Platina

10. G likes which of the following motorbikes?

1) Apache

2) Splendor

3) Platina

4) Discover

5) Can’t be determined

11. If F interchanges his position with C, then in the new arrangement, how many people are there between C and G, when counted in anticlockwise direction from C?

1) One

2) Two

3) Three

4) Four

5) Five