Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions

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.

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Q:

In a certain code language,

(A) ‘pit na som’ means ‘bring me water’

(B) ‘na jo tod’ means ‘water is life’

(C) ‘tub od pit’ means 'give me toy’

(D) ‘jo lin kot’ means ‘life and death’

Which of the following represents 'is' in that language ?

 A) jo B) na C) tod D) lin

Explanation:

Justification:

In statements A and B, the common code word is 'na' and the common word is 'water'.

So, 'na' means 'water'.

In statements B and D, the common code word is 'jo' and the common word is 'life'.
So, 'jo' means 'life'.
Thus, in statements B, 'tod' represents 'is'.

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Q:

How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 421579368 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?

 A) None B) One C) Two D) Three

Explanation:

Given Number:     4  2  1  5  7  9  3  6  8

Ascending order:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Hence the required pairs are  12, 49, 16

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Q:

Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?

 A) Rs. 4, Rs. 23 B) Rs. 13, Rs. 17 C) Rs. 15, Rs. 14 D) Rs. 17, Rs. 13

Explanation:

Let Rs. x be the fare of city B from city A and Rs. y be the fare of city C from city A.

Then, 2x + 3y = 77 ...(i) and

3x + 2y = 73 ...(ii)

Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and subtracting, we get: 5y = 85 or y = 17.

Putting y = 17 in (i), we get: x = 13.

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Q:

If ROSE is coded as 6821, CHAIR is coded as 73456 and PREACH is coded as 961473, what will be the code for SEARCH ?

 A) 246173 B) 214673 C) 214763 D) 216473

Explanation:

The alphabets are coded as shown :

So, in SEARCH,

S ia coded as 2,
E as 1,
A as 4,
R as 6,
C as 7,
H as 3.
Thus, the code for SEARCH is 214673

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Q:

Rasik walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. In which direction and how many metres is he from the starting position?

 A) 15 m West B) 30 m East C) 30 m West D) 45 m East

Explanation:

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Q:

Biped : Quadruped :: Ostrich : ?

 A) Cat B) Kangaroo C) Penguin D) Duck

Explanation:

A biped is an animal that uses two legs for walking and the quadrupeds are animals that use four legs for walking.

From the Given options, Cat only have 4 legs.

So Biped : Quadruped :: Ostrich : Cat.

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Q:

If Z = 52 and ACT = 48, then BAT will be equal to

 A) 39 B) 41 C) 44 D) 46

Explanation:

In the given code, A = 2, B = 4, C = 6,.... , Z = 52.

So, ACT = 2 + 6 + 40 = 48 and

BAT = 4 + 2 + 40 = 46