Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL & RRB NTPC

Directions (1-2): In each question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. 

Q1. Statements: 
Some dreams are nights.
Some nights are days. 
I. All days are either nights or dreams.
II. Some days are nights.    
(a) If only conclusion I follows 
(b) If only conclusion II follows 
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows 
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows 

Q2. Statements: 

All poles are guns.
Some boats are not poles.
I. All guns are boats.
II. Some boats are not guns.  
(a) If only conclusion I follows 
(b) If only conclusion II follows 
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows 
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows 

Directions (3-4): In each of the following questions, a set of figures carrying certain characters, is given. Assuming that the characters in each set follow a similar pattern, find the missing character in each case.

(a) -2
(b) 4
(c) -4
(d) 2

(a) -10
(b) 30
(c) -16
(d) 15

Q5. Five children take part in a tournament. Everyone has to play with one another. How many games must they play?  
(a) 8
(b) 10
(c) 24
(d) 30

Directions (6): In this question, arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence and then choose the most appropriate sequence from amongst the alternatives provided below each question: 
1. Cut
2. Put on
3. Mark
4. Measure
5. Tailor 
(a) 1, 3, 2, 4, 5 
(b) 2, 4, 3, 1, 5 
(c) 3, 1, 5, 4, 2 
(d) 4, 3, 1, 5, 2 

Q7. If A + B > C + D and B + C > A + D, then it is definite that 
(a) D > B 
(b) C > D
(c) A > D
(d) B > D 

Q8. In this question, the given equation becomes correct due to the interchange of two signs. One of the four alternatives under it specifies the interchange of signs in the equation which when made will make the equation correct. Find the correct alternative.  
2 × 3 + 6 – 12 ÷ 4 = 17 
(a) × and +
(b) + and – 
(c) + and ÷
(d) – and ÷ 

Q9. If L stands for +, M stands for -, N stands for ×, P stands for ÷, then 
15 N 10 L 42 P 2 M 8 = ?   
(a) 163
(b) 173
(c) 183
(d) 193 
Q10. In a queue, Shashank is ninth from the back. Atul’s place is eighth from the front. Nishant is standing between the two. What could be the minimum number of boys standing in the queue?  
(a) 8
(b) 10
(c) 12
(d) 14

Q11. If it is possible to make a number which is perfect square of a two-digit odd number with the second, the sixth and the ninth digits of the number 187642539, which of the following is the digit in the unit’s place of that two-digit odd number?  
(a) 1
(b) 7
(c) 9
(d) No such number can be made 

Q12. In the following sequence of instructions, 1 stands for Run, 2 stands for Stop, 3 stands for Go, 4 stands for Sit and 5 stands for Wait. If the sequence were continued, which instruction will come next? 
4 5 4 5 3 4 5 3 1 4 5 3 1 2 4 5 4 5 
(a) Wait 
(b) Sit 
(c) Go 
(d) Stop
Q13. From the word ‘LAPAROSCOPY’ how many independent meaningful words can be made without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once?  
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

Q14. In this question, jumbled letters of a meaningful word are given. You have to rearrange these letters and select from the given alternatives the word which is almost similar in meaning to the rearranged word. 
H N A G S R I 
(a) Impress  
(b) Compose 
(c) Decorate
(d) Impose 

Q15. In the following list of letters, how many Q’s are preceded by O’s and followed by D’s? 
D    O    Q      O     D     Q    O     D     O     D      Q     D     O     Q     D     S     D      Q     P
O    Q    D      S      S     S     D      O     Q    O      Q    D     O     Q     D      D     D     O     Q
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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