Puzzles bits part-1

Direction (1-5): - S, R, N, L, M, T, O, & P are eight persons sitting in a circle facing the center. Their different occupations are-reporter, doctor, cricketer, teacher, accountant, shopkeeper, painter & Supervisor, but not necessarily in the same order as given.

M is third to the left of O. Doctor is at the immediate right of M & M is not a reporter. R is fourth to the right of P. None of R & P are the nearest neighbours of M.T is a teacher & sitting third to the right of doctor. A shopkeeper is sitting second to the left of the teacher. Painter is sitting second to the left of M. Cricketer S is sitting exactly between T & P. Accountant is sitting second to the right of a cricketer. N is third to the left of T.

  1. Who form the following is a reporter?
    (A) O
    (B) L
    © N
    (D) R
    (E) None of these

  2. What is the position of S regarding R?
    (A) Third to the right
    (B) Second to the right
    © Third to the left
    (D) Second to the left
    (E) Fourth to the right.

  3. If we count in the anti-clockwise direction starting from N; then how many persons are sitting between P & N?
    (A) One
    (B) Two
    © Three
    (D) Four
    (E) None of these

  4. As pe the position mentioned above; four of the following pairs are alike & so they form their group. Which one does not belong to this group?
    (A) Teacher-Painter
    (B) Supervisor – Shopkeeper
    © Cricketer – Reporter
    (D) Doctor – Accountant
    (E) Shopkeeper – Doctor

  5. Which of the following statement is false regarding the above-mentioned arrangement?
    (A) N is at the immediate right of supervisor.
    (B) Cricketer is third to the right of shopkeeper.
    © Doctor is sitting exactly between supervisor & accountant
    (D) L is neither a teacher nor a supervisor.
    (E) Only three persons are between S & N.

Direction (6-10) : A , B , C, D & E are friend & they have different cars- Zen, Opal Astra, Centro, Indica & Maruti gypsy. Colours of these cars are – blue, white, black, red & green, but not necessarily in the same order.

(i) A has a gypsy, but it is not green.
(ii) B has red Indica.
(iii) C has blue car, but not zen.
(iv) E has black car, which is neither Opal Astra nor Centro?

  1. Who has opal Astra?
    (A) E
    (B) C
    © F
    (D) cannot be determined
    (E) None of these

  2. What is the colour of Gypsy?
    (A) Green
    (B) Red
    © Blue
    (D) White
    (E) None of these

  3. Which car does E have?
    (A) Astra
    (B) Centro
    © Gypsy
    (D) Zen
    (E) None of these

  4. What is the colour of Indica?
    (A) White
    (B) Red
    © Green
    (D) Black
    (E) None of these

10.Which car does A have?
(A) Gypsy
(B) Zen
© Indica
(D) Centro
(E) None of these

Correct Answers:

  1. A
  2. A
  3. D
  4. E
  5. C
  6. D
  7. D
  8. D
  9. B
  10. A