**1. If the following five words are arranged in alphabetical order, which word will come in the middle?**

**Draw , Want, Read, Back, Play**

(a) Draw

(b) Read

(c) Play

(d) Back

**Ans. (c) Arranging the words in alphabetical order, we have: **

**Back, Draw, Play, Read, Want. Clearly, the word ‘Play’ comes in the middle**

**2. Find the odd out amongst following:**

(a) 28

(b) 45

(c) 72

(d) 81

**Ans. (a) In all other numbers, the sum of the digits is 9.**

**3. 16, 33, 65, 131, 261, ?**

(a) 523

(b) 521

(c) 613

(d) 721

**Ans. (a) Each number is twice the preceding one with 1 added or subtracted alternatively. ****So, the next number is (2 x 261 + 1) = 523.**

**4. 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, 54, ?**

(a) 27

(b) 108

(c) 68

(d) 72

**Ans. (a) Numbers are alternatively multiplied by 3 and divided by 2.**

**So, the next number = 54 ÷ 2 = 27**

**5. 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, 42, 56, ?**

**Ans. (c) The pattern is 1 x 2, 2 x 3, 3 x 4,…….., 7 x 8.**

**So, the next number is 8 x 9 = 72**

**6. 4, -8, 16, -32, 64, ?**

**Ans. (b) Each number is the proceeding number multiplied by -2.**

**So, the required number is -128.**

**9.How many such 5s are there in the following number sequence each of which immediately preceded by 3 or 4 but not immediately followed by 8 or 9?**

**10. If FISH is written as EHRG in a certain code, how would JUNGLE be written in that code?**