# Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions

## What is Verbal Reasoning: Mental Ability ?

Verbal Reasoning - Mental ability is one of the common topics found in most of the entrance exams. Mental ability tests our level at which we learn things, understands instructions and solve problems. Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions encloses wide range of topics: verbal reasoning (vocabulary and missing letters), Arithmetic reasoning, Blood relations, Analogy, classifications, coding and decoding, Data sufficiency, Missing characters, logical sequences, series, numbers, spontaneous reaction tests, verification of truth statements, Venn diagrams, mathematical operations, direction sense test, statements and arguments, assumption tests and more.

## What Topics Are Included In Mental Ability Test ?

Mental ability questions are found commonly in competitive exams and entrance tests of APPSC Group 1 and Group2, UPSC ( Civil services, CPF(CA) ), TNPC(VAO, Group1, Group2), HPAS, WBCS, AP SI Selection process, NDA, IBPS and other Bank Exams, CAT, MAT, GMAT and other MBA entrance exams, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IT and Non IT Placement papers.

Mental Ability Questions should be solved by cracking logic behind them. One can gain that logical thinking by thorough practice of number of questions in different patterns, good command in vocabulary, good command in maths numbers and formulas and good understanding abilities.

We have a large database for you to practice on verbal reasoning - mental ability questions and answers. You can expect these questions in most of the competitive exams.

• #### Verification of Truth of the statement

Q:

In a certain code, MONKEY is written as XDJMNL. How is TIGER written in that code ?

 A) SHFDQ B) HFDSQ C) RSAFD D) QDFHS

Explanation:

The letter of the word are written in a reverse order and then each letter is moved one step backward to obtain the code.

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Q:

A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man, related to the woman ?

 A) Nephew B) Son C) Cousin D) Uncle to Grandson

Explanation:

Brother of mother — Uncle: Uncle's son — Cousin

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Q:

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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Q:

Cup : Lip :: Bird : ?

 A) Grass B) Forest C) Beak D) Bush

Explanation:

Cup is used to drink something with the help of lips. Similarly, birds collect grass with the help of beak to make her nest.

Hence, Cup : Lip :: Bird : Grass.

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Q:

LAP  BUT  CAR  SON  HID

If the positions of the first and the third alphabets of each of the words are interchanged, which of the following would form a meaningful word in the new arrangement?

 A) HID B) SON C) Both LAP and BUT D) Both CAR and LAP

Explanation:

When positions of first and the third alphabets of each of the words are interchanged, we have PAL  TUB  RAC  NOS  DIH

Clearly, PAL and TUB are the only meaningful words. These words are obtained from LAP and BUT respectively.

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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:

There are six persons A. B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group. Who is the mother ?

 A) A B) B C) C D) E

Explanation:

D is father of A and grandfather of F. So, A is father of F.

Thus. D and A are the two fathers. C is the sister of F So. C is the daughter of A.

Since there is only one mother, it is evident that E is the wife of A and hence the mother of C and F.

So, B is brother of A There are three brothers. So. F is the brother of C.

Clearly, A is E's Husband.

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Q:

If FRIEND is coded as HUMJTK, how is CANDLE written in that code ?

 A) EDRIRL B) DCQHQK C) ESJFME D) DEQJQM