Puzzle Test Questions and Answers Part-2

Data for Questions 1 to 4 : i. Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G are in Patna to attend a seminar at Mindworkzz. Five of them have to go back to five different places—Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Bangalore, and Kolkata.
ii. Five of them are executives, each specialising in Administration, Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing, Systems and Finance.
iii. E, an executive is going to Chennai, is neither from Finance nor Marketing. G is a systemspecialist and is leaving for Delhi. F is an executive but is not going to one of the five places.
iv. B is an executive from HRM but has come at the airport to see off his friends. A is an executive but not from Marketing and is flying to one of the destinations but not to Bangalore or Kolkata.

1. The one who is going to fly to Chennai is:
a) Not an executive
c) From Systems
d) From Finance

Explanation: From Clues (i), (ii), and (iii):
7 people–A, B, C, D, E, F & G
5 cities – Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Bangalore and Kolkata
5 specialisations – Admin, HRM, Marketing, Systems, Finance
From Clues (iii) and (iv) we have:

Refining the above table, the following deduction can be made: E must be from Admin. The table evolves to:

Option (b) is correct

2. Who among the following specialises in Marketing?
a) D
b) A
c) F
d) G

Explanation: Option (c) is correct (Refer explanation of Question 1)

3. C has specialised in which field?
a) Finance
b) Marketing
c) Either Finance or Marketing
d) None

Explanation: None of the above. So, Option (d) is correct (Refer explanation of Question 1)

4. Who is flying to Bangalore?
a) A
b) C
c) D

Explanation: Option (d) is correct (Refer explanation of Question 1)

Data for Questions 5 to 9 : P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V are seven persons who travel to office everyday in a particular train which stops at five stations—Andheri, Bandra, Vile-Parle, Elphinston and Chinchpokli res-pectively— after it leaves the base station.
i. Three among them get in the train at the base station.
ii. S gets down at the station next to the station at which U gets down.
iii. Q does not get down either with P or T.
iv. V alone gets in at Vile-Parle and gets down with R after having passed one station.
v. P travels between only two consecutive stations and gets down at Chinchpokli.
vi. None of them gets in at Bandra.
vii. R gets in with U but does not get in with either Q or S.
viii. T gets in with two others and gets down alone after S.
ix. Q and S work in the same office and they get down together at Vile-Parle.
x. None of them gets down at Andheri.

5. At which station does T get down?
a) Bandra
b) Vile-Parle
c) Elphinston

Explanation:
Start from the Statement (iv).
Then go through statement (v): P travels only two stations and gets down at Chinchpokli which means that he must have boarded at Elphinston.
Then go to Statement (ix), proceed through (viii) to Statement (ii) and proceed as said in the remaining statements.
Elphiston. Option (c) is correct

6.At which station do R and U get in?
a) Andheri
b) Bandra
c) Vile-Parle

Explanation: Data inadequate as we do not know whether it is the base station or Andheri. Option (d) is correct.

7. At which station do Q and S get in?
a) Andheri
b) Base station
c) Vile-Parle

Explanation: Data inadequate as we do not know whether it is the base station or Andheri. Option (d) is correct.

8. After how many stations does T get down?
a) One
b) Two
c) Four
d) None of these