## Thursday, 23 April 2015

### SBI PO Reasoning Quiz -7

Direction (Q. 1 - 4): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

'1 3 7 5 8' means 'fight for corruption free India'.

'2 7 9 5' means 'India always against corruption'.

'4 3 6' means 'protest for Lokpal'.

'8 3 \$ ' means 'fight for Justice'.

'0 4 7' means 'let’s protest India'.

1. What is the code for 'free'?

1) 8 2) 5 3) 1 4) 7 5) Cannot be determined

2. Which of the following is the code for 'always protest for corruption'?

1) 4253 2) 9352 3) 3624 4) 4539 or 2 5) None of these

3. Which of the following is the code for 'lets fight'?

1) 87 2) 08 3) 70 4) 08 or 7 5) None of these

4. Which of the following is the code for 'justice India'?

1) \$5 2) 98 3) 85 4) \$7 5) Cannot be determined

Direction (Q. 5 - 8): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below them.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: monsoon 8 2 4 prediction of 6 very 10 strong 7 earliest

Step I: earliest 8 monsoon 2 4 prediction of 6 very 10 strong 7

Step II: earliest 8 monsoon 72 4 prediction of 6 very 10 strong

Step III: earliest 8 monsoon 7 of 2 4 prediction 6 very 10 strong

Step IV: earliest 8 monsoon 7 of 2 prediction 10 4 6 very strong

Step V: earliest 8 monsoon 7 of 2 prediction 10 strong 6 4 very

Step VI: earliest 8 monsoon 7 of 2 prediction 10 strong 6 very 4

Step VI is the last step.

As per the rules followed in above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: resulting 6 season 9 rainfall 8 12 artificial unbelievable 10

5. How many steps will be needed to complete the rearrangement?

1) Four 2) Five 3) Six 4) Seven 5) None of these

6. Which of the following would be step IV?

1) Artificial 10 resulting 9 rainfall 8 6 season 12 unbelievable

2) Artificial 10 rainfall 9 resulting 8 season 6 12 unbelievable

3) Artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 9 season 6 12 unbelievable

4) Artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 9 6 season 12 unbelievable

5) None of these

7. Which of the following will be at the fifth position from the right in the last step?

1) season 2) resulting 3) 9 4)8 5) None of these

8. In step III of the rearrangement, if ‘unbelievable' is related to ' 6 ' and ' 12' is related to ' 9 ' in a certain way, which of the following would 'season' be related to, following the same pattern?

1) rain fall 2) resulting 3) 8 4) 9 5) None of these

Direction (Q. 9 - 10): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

1) if only conclusion I follows.

2) if only conclusion II follows.

3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5) if both conclusions I and II follow.

9. Statements: All peacocks are birds.

No bird is black.

Some blacks are sparrows.

Conclusions: I. At least sparrows can never be birds.

II. All peacocks which are black may be sparrows.

10. Statements: Some apples are fruits.

Some fruits are red.

All reds are mangoes.

Conclusions: I. All mangoes being apples is a possibility.

II. Some apples being mangoes is a possibility.

(1 - 4): 1 3 7 5 8 - fight for corruption free India . …..(1)

2 7 9 5 – India always against corruption ……..(2)

4 3 6 – Protest for Lokpal ………..(3)

8 3 \$ - fight for justice ………..(4)

0 4 7 – lets protest India ……….(5)

From (1) and (5), 7 – India

From (3) and (4), 3 – for

From (1) and (4), 8 – fight

So, \$ - Justice

From (3) and (5), 4 – protest

From (1) and (2), 5 – corruption

So, from (1), 1 – free

Also, 6 – Lokpal

\$ - Justice

O – lets

2 or 9 – always or against.

1. 3;

2. 4;

Always protest for corruption

2 or 9 4 3 5

3. 2; lets fight

\$ 7

4. 4; justice India

\$ 7

(5 - 8): The machine rearranges words alphabetically. In each step, a word is chosen and at the same time a number equal to the length of the word is picked and thus, in each step, a combination of word and number is arranged from left to right.

The same process is repeated till the final arrangement.

Input: resulting 6 seasons 9 rainfall 8 12 artificial unbelievable 10

Step I: artificial 10 resulting 6 seasons 9 rainfall 8 12 unbelievable

Step II: artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 6 seasons 9 12 unbelievable

Step III: artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 9 6 season 12 unbelievable

Step IV: artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 9 season 6 12 unbelievable

Step V: artificial 10 rainfall 8 resulting 9 season 6 unbelievable 12

5. 2; 6. 3; 7. 3; 8. 2;

9. 4; No bird is black + Some blacks are sparrows = E + I = O* = Some sparrow are not birds. This does not lead us to Conclusion I. All peacocks are birds + No bird is black = A + E = E = No peacock is black. Hence II is simply ruled out.

10. 5; Both the possibilities exist as we don’t have any negative statements.