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Q:

Fumble is to Finesse as Malign is to

A) Slander B) Extol
C) Criticize D) Assurance
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Extol

Explanation:

Fumble means grope, mishandle, drop, mistake, blunder, bungle.

Finesse means skill, grace, elegance, assurance, diplomacy, discretion.

So, they are opposites.

 

Similarly,

Malign means slander or criticize.

Extol means being kind or good-natured. A person without finesse often fumbles. A person without extol in his heart often maligns.

Extol means praise or exalt, benevolence

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: 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 man walks 5 km toward south and then turns to the right. After walking 3 km he turns to the left and walks 4 km. And then he goes back 10 km straight. Now in which direction is he from the starting place ?

A) South-East B) North-West
C) South D) West
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) North-West

Explanation:

From the given directions, now he is 1km in the North-West direction.

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Q:

Grass : Erosion :: Dam : ?

A) Water B) Freeze
C) Current D) Rain
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Water

Explanation:

Here Grass is to Erosion and whereas Dam is to Water.

Since Grass prevents Erosion similarly Dam prevents Water flow.

 

Hence, Grass : Erosion :: Dam : Water.

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Q:

5 C in an OF?

A) 5 Cards in an Old Fan B) 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag
C) 5 Colors in an Old Football D) 5 Colors in an Old Flag
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag

Explanation:

5 C in an OF denotes 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag.

These are riddles of type

12 S of the Z

52 W in a Y.

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Q:

Thread is to String as Cask is to

A) Barrel B) Disc
C) Wallet D) Box
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Barrel

Explanation:

Here Thread and String are Synonyms of each other. Then the answer will be the synonym of Cask. 

  • Cask is nothing but a large barrel-like container used for storing liquids, typically alcoholic drinks. 

Ex : Drum, Vessel, Tank, Barrel, Hogshead, Firkin,...

 

  • Here from the options Barrel is the only synonym of Cask.

 

Thus,  Thread : String :: Cask : Barrel

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Q:

If A + B = 2C and C + D = 2A, then

A) A + C = B + D B) A + C = 2D
C) A + D = B + C D) A + C = 2B
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) A + C = B + D

Explanation:

Given,

 

A + B = 2C ----(i)

 

C + D = 2A----(ii)

 

Adding (i) and (ii) we get : A + B + C + D = 2C + 2A  

=>  B + D = A + C

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Q:

Yard is to Fence as Cell is to

A) Mitochondria B) Cytoplasm
C) Membrane D) Nucleus
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Membrane

Explanation:

Fence protects the Yard & Membrane protects the Cell.

Fence surrounds the Yard and allows the certain objects in & out of it whereas a Membrane surrounds the Cell & only allows specific nutrients inside of it.

Hence, Yard is to Fence as Cell is to Membrane.

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