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A family consists of six members P, Q, R, S, T and U. There are two married couples. Q is a doctor and the father of T. U is grandfather of R and is a contractor. S is grandmother of T and is a housewife. There is one doctor, one contractor, one nurse, one housewife and two students in the family. What is the profession of P ? 

A) Doctor B) Nurse
C) Housewife D) None of these

Answer:   B) Nurse

Explanation:

Q, the Doctor, is the father of T. S, the Housewife, is the grandmother of T and hence the mother of Q. Since there are only two married couples one being that of Q, the grandfather of R. i.e, U must be married to S. Thus, R and T will be both children of Q and these must be the students So, P, who remains, shall be the wife of Q and she alone can be the nurse. Thus, U must be the contractor 

P is the nurse. 

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There are six persons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. 3 is the sister of 6. 2 is the brother of 5's husband. 4 is the father of 1 and grandfather of 6. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group. Which of the following is a group of brothers ? 

A) 1, 2, 3 B) 3, 2, 6
C) 1, 2, 4 D) 1, 2, 6
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1, 2, 6

Explanation:

4 is father of 1 and grandfather of 6. So, 1 is father of 6. Thus, 4 and 1 are the two fathers.
3 is the sister of 6. So, 3 is the daughter of 1. Since there is only one mother, it is evident that 5 is the wife of 1 and hence the mother of  3 and 6. So, 2 is brother of 1. There are three brothers. So, 6 is the brother of 3. Hence, 2 and 1 are brothers. 6 is the brother of 3. So, three brothers are 1, 2, 6.

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Pointing to a photograph, a man said, "I have no brother or sister but that man’s father is my father’s son." Whose photograph was it?

A) His uncle's B) His nephew's
C) His son's D) His Cousin's
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) His son's

Explanation:

Since the narrator has no brother, his father’s son is he himself. So, the man who is talking is the father of the man in the photograph. Thus, the man in the photograph is his son.

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Pointing towards Sweety, Sripad said, " I am the only son of her mother's son." How is Sweety related to Sripad ?  

A) Niece B) Aunt
C) Mother D) Cousin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Aunt

Explanation:

Sweety's mother's son---Sweety's brother.
So, Sripad is the son of Sweety's brother or Sweety is Sripad's Aunt.

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Looking at a portrait of a man, Akhil said, "His mother is the wife of my father's son. Brothers and sisters I have none." At whose portrait was Akhil looking ?

A) His uncle B) His nephew
C) His cousin D) His son
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) His son

Explanation:

Since Akhil has no brother or sister, so he is his father's only son.
So wife of Akhil's father's son---Akhil's wife.
Thus, Akhil's wife is the man's mother or the man is Akhil's son.

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Veeru is the brother of the son of Raghu's son. Then what is the relationship of Veeru to Raghu ? 

A) Grand son B) Brother
C) Cousin D) Nephew
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Grand son

Explanation:

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