Reasoning questions puzzles form an important part of many competitive exams and interviews. These questions are mostly based on blood relations, inequalities or lateral thinking puzzles. Such puzzles intend to check your analytical and problem solving abilities. Here is a compilation of different reasoning puzzles with answers, grouped according to the difficulty level. This set contains 10 easy logical and analytical puzzle questions.
Solve the given questions and check your mental aptitude:
Q.1. Find the relationship in the series D, N, O, S, A, J, J and also find the next alphabet?
These alphabets are the initials of the months in the reverse order i.e. December, November, October, September, August, July & June.
Thus, the next alphabet in the series will be M (May).
Q.2. Ashok pointing to a painting says.’ The lady in the painting is my nephew’s maternal Grandmother.” How is the lady in the painting related to Ashok's sister who has no sister?
Clearly, the lady is the grandmother of Ashok’s sister’s son i.e. the mother of the mother of Ashok’s sister’s son i.e. the mother of Ashok’s sister.
Q.3. If orange is called blue, blue is called red, red is called yellow, yellow is called green, green is called black, black is called violet and violet is called orange, what would be the colour of blood?
Since the colour of blood is red and given that ‘red is called yellow’, so the colour of blood is yellow.
Q.4. If "basketball" is "football”,"football" is "korfball”, "korfball" is "tennis”, "tennis" is "kabaddi" and "kabaddi" is "basketball", then to which game Wimbeldon is associated?
Kabaddi as Wimbeldon is related to tennis and tennis is refered as kabaddi.
Q.5. A+B>C+D and B+C> A+D then it is definite that
A+B>C+D, B+C> A+D by combing both statements we get, 2B>2D, B>D.
So answer is option (4).
Q.6. Ram pointing to a photograph says.’ The lady in the photograph is my nephew’ s maternal Grandmother.” How is the lady in the photograph related to the Ram’s sister who has no sister?
Clearly, the lady is the grandmother of man’s sister’ s son i.e. the mother of the mother of Ram’s sister’s son i.e. the mother of Ram’s sister. Hence the lady is mother of Ram.
Q.7. Asha is older than Swati
Mohtarma is older than Asha but younger than Kashish.
Kashish is older than Swati.
Swati is younger than Mohtarma.
Gauri is the oldest.
Who is youngest?
Let the first letter of the name of each girl denote her age.
From (1) A>S
From (2) K>M>A
From (3) K>S
From (4) SM>A>S
Combining these, we get : K>M>A>S
Since Gauri is the eldest, so we have G> K>M>A>S
Swati is the youngest.
Q.8. Imagine that you need to put a ball into an empty container and then insert a cork into the neck. Is there a way to remove the ball without taking out the cork or breaking the container?
Push the cork into the container and put the container upside down to let the ball out.
Q.9. An icecream seller sells two types of icecream. The small one costs Re.1, the big one Rs.5. Meera puts an amount of Rs.5 on the counter and gets without asking the big ice cream. Pooja also would like to have an ice cream. She also puts an amount of Rs.5 on the counter. Then the ice cream seller asks her which ice cream she would like to have. Assuming that the persons do not know each other, how can you explain their behavior?
Meera puts five Re.1 notes on the counter, so that the seller immediately knows which ice cream she would like to have. Pooja however puts down a Rs.5 note.
Q.10. Jon and Shon were discussing which one of them owned the best mule. To find out, they decided to organize a match. Because both of the men did not like to lose, they agreed on doing a ride as slow as possible. The last mule which would pass the finish would be the best one. The match started, but of course it did not proceed at all. After several hours the mulemen jumped off their mules and agreed upon something. After this short talk they jumped back on the mules and went with full speed to the finish. What did they agree upon?