# Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions

Q:

In a family, there are six members A, B, C, D, E and F.

A and B are a married couple, A being the male member. D is the only son of C, who is the brother of A. E is the sister of D. B is the daughter-in-law of F, whose husband has died. How is E related to C ?

 A) Sister B) Daughter C) Cousin D) Mother

Explanation:

A is a male and married to B. So, A is the husband and B is the wife. C is the brother of A. D is the son of C. E. who is the sister of D will be the daughter of C. B is the daughter-in-law of F whose husband has died means F is the mother of A.

Clearly. E is the daughter of C.

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Q:

In a row of boys, If A who is 10th from the left and B who is 9th from the right interchange their positions, A becomes 15th from the left. How many boys are there in the row ?

 A) 23 B) 31 C) 27 D) 28

Explanation:

Clearly, A’s new position is 15th from the left. But this is the same as B’s earlier position which is 9th from the right.

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Q:

Pointing to a person, a man said to a woman, "His mother is the only daughter of your father." How was the woman related to the person ?

 A) Aunt B) Mother C) Wife D) Daughter

Explanation:

Daughter of your father — Your sister. So, the person's mother is woman's sister or the woman is person's aunt.

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Q:

Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. which one does not belong to that group?

1. Tooth    2. Chin    3. Nose    4. Ear     5. Eye

All others have two vowels each

Subject: Classification

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If the first half of English alphabet is reversed and the second half of the English alphabet is left undisturbed then which letter will be 10th to the left of 16th letter from the left?

 A) H B) F C) Z D) U

Explanation:

If the first half of the English alphabet is reversed and the remaining part has been left undisturbed, then it becomes very easy to find out the required letters, if required letters come in the first half. According to the question, 10th to the left of 16th letter from the left = (16 - 10 =) 6th letter from the left in new series.

=>  6th letter from the left in new series = (13 + 1 - 6=) 8th letter from the left in the original series, i.e H.

Filed Under: Alphabet Test

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A E C B % 7 D $E B 5 C ? 3 D E 9 @ 2 # If all the vowels are dropped from the above arrangement which of the following will be the twelth from the left end of the above arrangement?  A) 3 B) @ C) D D) 9 Answer & Explanation Answer: C) D Explanation: After dropping vowels we have the following arrangement: C B % 7 D$ B 5 C ? 3 D 9 @ 2 #

Hence, D is twelth from the left end of the above arrangement.

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If the first five letters of English alphabet are reversed , so are the next five and so on and last letter is left unchanged then what will be 2nd letter to the left of 17th letter from the right?

 A) S B) G C) H D) R

Explanation:

2nd letter to the left of 17th letter from the right means (2 + 17 = ) 19th letter from the right = (26 - 19 + 1 =) 8th letter from the left end , i.e H.  Thus, 8th letter falls into the second section of the reversed sequence. Now, the sequence FGHIJ is reversed and becomes JIHGF. Clearly, position of H remains unchanged. Hence the required letter is H.

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Q:

Vaunt : Flaunt :: Disparate : ?

 A) Similar B) Homogenous C) Contrast D) Alike

Explanation:

Vaunt - Vaunt means to boast or to praise about something excessively.

Flaunt - Flaunt also means to boast about something or to praise something.

Flaunt is the synonym of the word Vaunt.

Disparate - Disparate means essentially different in its kind or unlike or not able to be compared.

Then the required word is the synonym of Disparate.

Here in the given options, Contrast is the only word which is similar in meaning of Disparate.

Hence, Vaunt : Flaunt :: Disparate : Contrast.