Reasoning Quiz on “Blood Relation” for SSC CGL 2016

Q1. Pointing towards a person in the photograph, Swati said, “He is the only son of the father of my sister’s brother.” How is that person related to Swati? 
(a) Mother 
(b) Father 
(c) Maternal uncle 
(d) None of these 

Ans.(d)
Sol. The relations may be analysed as follows:
Sister’s brother – Brother; Brother’s father – Father; Father’s son – Brother  
So, the person in the photograph is Swati’s brother. Hence, the answer is (d). 

Q2. A woman going with a boy is asked by another woman about the relationship between them. The woman replied, “My maternal uncle and the uncle of his maternal uncle is the same.” How is the lady related with that boy? 
(a) Grandmother and Grandson 
(b) Mother and Son
(c) Aunt and Nephew 
(d) None of these 
Ans.(c)
Sol. Clearly, the brother of woman’s mother is the same as the brother of the father of boy’s maternal uncle. So, the woman’s mother’s brother is the boy’s maternal uncle’s father’.Thus, the woman’s mother’s brother’s son is boy’s maternal uncles, i.e. woman’s mother’s brother’s daughter is boy’s mother.
So, the woman and boy’s mother are cousins. Thus, the woman is boy’s aunt.
Hence, the answer is (c). 

Q3. Pointing out to a lady, Rajesh said, “She is the daughter of the woman who is the mother of the husband of my mother,” Who is the lady to Rajesh?  
(a) Aunt 
(b) Grand daughter 
(c) Daughter 
(d) Sister 
Ans.(a)
Sol. The relations may be analysed as follows:
Mother’s husband – Father’s; Father’s mother – Grandmother; Grandmother’s daughter – Father’s sister; Father’s sister – Aunt 
So, the lady is Rajesh’s Aunt. 
Hence, the answer is (a). 

Q4. Pointing to a lady on the platform, Kajol said, “She is the sister of the father of my mother’s son.” Who is the lady to Kajol?
(a) Mother 
(b) Sister 
(c) Aunt 
(d) Niece 
Ans.(c)
Sol. Kajol’s mother’s son – Kajol’s brother; Kajol’s brother’s father – Kajol’s father, Kajol’s father’s sister – Kajol’s aunt.

Q5. Showing the man receiving the prize, Pooja said, “He is the brother of my uncle’s daughter.” Who is the man to Pooja?
(a) Son
(b) Brother-in-law
(c) Nephew 
(d) Cousin 
Ans.(d)
Sol. Brother of uncle’s daughter – Uncle’s son – Cousin. 
So, the man is Pooja’s cousin. 

Q6. Given that 
1. A is the mother of B;
2 C is the son of A;
3. D is the brother of E;
4. E is the daughter of B, 
The grandmother of D is
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) E
Ans.(a)
Sol.D is the brother of E and E is the daughter of B. This means that D is the son of B. Also, A is the mother of B. So, A is the grandmother of D.

Q7. A is the uncle of B, who is the daughter of C and C is the daughter-in-law of P. How is A related to P?
(a) Brother 
(b) Son
(c) Son-in-law
(d) Data inadequate 
Ans.(b)
Sol. B is the daughter of C and C is the daughter-in-law of P. So, P is the grandfather of B. Also, A is uncle of B i.e. A is the brother of B’s father. Thus, A is the son of P. 
Q8. If (i) M is brother of N; (ii) B is brother of N; and (iii) M is brother of D, then which of the following statements is definitely true?
(a) N is brother of B
(b) N is brother of D
(c) M is brother of B
(d) D is brother of M
Ans.(c)
Sol. M is the brother of N and B is the brother of N. So, M is the brother of B.

Q9. Sneha is the niece of Ashish. Ashish’s mother is Priya. Kamla is Priya’s mother. Kamla’s husband is Hari. Krishna is the mother-in-law of Hari. How is Sneha related to Hari?
(a) Daughter 
(b) Great grand daughter 
(c) Grand niece 
(d) Great grandson’s daughter 
Ans.(b)
Sol. Sneha is the niece of Ashish means Ashish is the uncle of Sneha. Now, Priya is Ashish’s mother. So, Priya is the grandmother of Sneha. Hari is Priya’s father. So, Sneha is the great grand-daughter of Hari. 

Q10. K is the brother of N and X. Y is the mother of N and Z is the father of K. Which of the following statements is not definitely true?
(a) K is the son of Z
(b) Y is the wife of Z 
(c) K is the son of Y
(d) N is brother of X
Ans.(d)
Sol. K is the brother of N and X. So, Y, who is the mother of N and Z, who is the father of K, will be mother and father of N, K and X of whom K is a male. Thus, K is the son of Y and Z, and Y is the wife of Z. But N is either brother or sister of X. 




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