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# Reasoning Quiz For SSC CGL 2016

Directions (1-6): In each of the following questions select the related letter/word/number from the given alternatives:

1. 6 : 21 : : 4 :  ?
(a) 12
(b) 20
(c) 16
(d) 15
Ans. (d) 6×3+3=21
Therefore, ? = 4×3+3 =15

2. 3 : 27 : : 5 : ?
(a) 625
(b) 548
(c) 3125
(d) 785
Ans. (c) Power of number is same as number
3^3 = 27
Therefore,?  = (5)^5 = 3125

3. House: Room : : World :  ?
(a) Land
(b) Sun
(c) Air
(d) Nation
Ans. (d) Room is a part of the house, Similarly, nation is a part of the world

4. 5 : 100 : : 6 :  ?
(a) 121
(b) 144
(c) 496
(d) 112
Ans.(b) 5 + 5 = (10)^2 = 100 , Similarly
6 + 6 = (12)^2 =144

5. 456 : 30 : : 789 : ?
(a) 45
(b) 64
(c) 50
(d) 48
Ans.(d) (4 + 5 + 6)×2 = 30
Similarly, (7 + 8 + 9)×2 = 48

6. Carbon : Diamond : : Corundum : ?
(a) Garnet
(b) Ruby
(c) Pukhraj
(d) Pearl
Ans.6.(b) Diamond is a transparent precious stone of pure carbon. Similarly, corundum is equivalent to Ruby.

Directions (7-15): Select the one which is different from the other three responses.

7.
(a) Mizoram
(b) Telangana
(c) Kohima
(d) Manipur
Ans.(c) Except Kohima all others are States of Union of India. Kohima is the capital of State of Nagaland.

8.
(a) Amoeba
(b) Bacteria
(c) Germs
(d) Microbes
Ans.(a) Except amoeba all others are multicellular organisms. Amoeba is a tiny living creature consisting of a single cell.

9.
(a) IKCD
(b) WYTS
(c) QSKL
(d) PRMN
Ans.(b) I —-(+2)—> K and C—-(+1)—>D
Q—-(+2)—> S  and K—-(+1)—> L
P—-(+2)—> R and ,M—-(+1)—> N
W–(+2)—> Y AND T —-(-1)–> S

10.
(a) 87
(b) 63
(c) 49
(d) 35
Ans.(a) Except 87, all other numbers are multiples of 7.
63 = 7 x 9
49 = 7 x 7
35 = 7 x 5

11.
(a) 81 : 244
(b) 16 : 64
(c) 64  : 193
(d) 25 : 76
Ans.11.(b)
81 x 3 + 1= 244
64 x 3 + 1= 193
25 x 3 +1 = 76
But, 16 x 4 = 64

12.
(a) Herring
(b) Shark
(c) Barracuda
(d) Whale
Ans.(d) Except Whale all others belong to class Pisces. Whale is a mammal.

13.
(a) Abundance
(b) Plentiful
(c) Copious
(d) Maple
Ans.(d) Except maple all others are synonymous to one another denoting quantity.

14.
(a) 489
(b) 609
(c) 124
(d) 216
Ans.(c) : Except 124, All other numbers are completely divisible by 3

15.
(a) nod
(b) abode
(c) shy
(d) across
Ans.(c) : There is no vowel in the word ‘shy’ Again ‘shy indicates expression of face.