# SSC CPO Reasoning Ability Quiz 4

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# SSC CPO Reasoning Ability Quiz 4

### Introduction

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### Quiz

Direction(1-5): For the following questions:Answer the following questions based on the statements given below.
Eight horses of eight different colors – red, yellow, green, blue, violet, pink, brown and white are tied on two sides of a road. There are four horses on each side of the road and each horse is facing another horse on the other side of the road. Further the following information is known about the houses.
1) Pink colored horse is diagonally opposite to brown colored horse and they both are on the ends.
2) Red colored horse is opposite to yellow colored horse and is on the same side as the green colored horse.
3) Violet colored horse is opposite to the white colored horse but is not on the same side as the blue colored horse.
4) Blue and brown colored horses are on the same side of the road.
1. How many horses are there between Blue and brown horses?
A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. None of the above

2. Which other pair is diagonally opposite?
A. pink and Violet B. blue and green C. yellow and green D. red and green E. violet and green

3. Which horses are tied on the same side?
A. pink and brown B. blue and green C. yellow and green D. red and green E. None of the above

4. Which horse is tied opposite to brown horse?
A. Red B. Pink C. Green D. Blue E. None of the above

5. Which horse is tied opposite to blue horse?
A. Red B. Pink C. Green D. Blue E. None of the above

Explanation [1-5]-
As given if we cumulative the data we will get that pink, violet, red and green horses are on one side and another side have blue, white, yellow and brown color horses.
 PINK VIOLET/RED VIOLET/RED GREEN BLUE WHITE/YELLOW WHITE/YELLOW BROWN

Direction(1-5): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight friends- A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at corners of the table while the other four sit in the middle of the four sides. Those who sit in the middle of the four sides face the centre while those who sit at the corners of the four sides face outside. A sits third to the left of C, who does not sit at any of the corners and C is an immediate neighbour of G. E sits to the left but not on the immediate left of F, who is not an immediate neighbour of C and E. B and H are not the immediate neighbors of each other and H is an immediate neighbour of A and E. A and D are also not immediate neighbour of each other. D does not sit in the middle of any sides and at least two persons can sit between A and D. E and G sit opposite to each other but do not face each other. F cannot sit opposite C.
1. H sits third to the left of whom?
A. B B. F C. D D. C E. None of these

2. What is the position of B with respect of F?
A. Third to the left B. Third to the right C. Fourth to the left D. Second to the right E. None of these

3. Who among the following represent the immediate neighbors of F?
A. HG B. GA C. BE D. AH E. None of these

4. If they all are rearranged clockwise in alphabetical order starting from A (A retains his original position), which of the following would retain his original position?
A. H B. G C. D D. E E. None of these

5. Who among the following sits exactly between D and G?
A. B B. H C. F D. C E. None of these

Explanation [1-5]-
A sits third to the left of C, who does not sit at any of the corners and an immediate neighbor of G.

A and D are also not immediate neighbor of each other. D does not sit in the middle of any sides and at least two persons can sit between A and D.

Possibility 2 does not follow this condition.
E and G sit opposite each other but do not face each other. F cannot sit opposite C. E sits to the left but not on the immediate left of F, who is not an immediate neighbor of C. B and H are not the immediate neighbors of each other and H is an immediate neighbor of A and E. (Final Arrangement)

1. Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.
A. Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood. B. It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers. C. It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries. D. Thomas would like to have his own paper route. E. None of these

2. The Pacific yew is an evergreen tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific yew has a fleshy, poisonous fruit. Recently, taxol, a substance found in the bark of the Pacific yew, was discovered to be a promising new anticancer drug.
A. Taxol is poisonous when taken by healthy people. B. Taxol has cured people from various diseases. C. People should not eat the fruit of the Pacific yew. D. The Pacific yew was considered worthless until taxol was discovered. E. None of these

Direction(3-4): Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
3. Statement: Should adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme? Arguments: I. No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme. II. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.
A. Only argument I is strong B. Only argument II is strong C. Either I or II is strong D. Neither I nor II is strong E. Both I and II are strong

4. Statement: Should new universities be established in India? Arguments: I. No. We have still not achieved the target for literacy. II. No. We will have to face the problem of unemployed but highly qualified people.
A. Only argument I is strong B. Only argument II is strong C. Either I or II is strong D. Neither I nor II is strong E. Both I and II are strong

5. Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?
A. 12 B. 14 C. 27 D. 53 E. 44

Explanation -
The fact that Vincent and Thomas live on the same street indicates that they live in the same neighborhood. There is no support for any of the other choices.
Explanation -
Given the information presented, the only statement that could be considered true is that the fruit should not be eaten because it is poisonous. There is no support that taxol is poisonous or that taxol has cured anyone (choices A and B). There is no support for choice D.